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									Board of

Mr Tse Po Shing Andy                                 Sunny George Verghese                                   Mr R. Jayachandran
Non-Executive Director                               Group Managing Director and CEO                         Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Andy Tse is an independent Non-Executive         Mr. Sunny Verghese is the Group Managing Director       Mr R. Jayachandran was appointed Non-Executive
Director and was appointed to the Board in           and CEO and was appointed to the Board in 1996.         Chairman of Olam in 2006. He has been a Non-
2002. He is the Managing Director of AIF Capital     He has been with the Kewalram Chanrai (KC) Group        Executive Director since 1995 and was Non-
Limited and has over 14 years of experience in       for over two decades and in 1989 was mandated           Executive Vice-Chairman from 2004. He has been
private equity investment in infrastructure and      to start Olam with a view to building an agricultural   on the board of Kewalram Singapore Limited since
other related sectors in Asia and Australia. Mr.     products business for the Group. Before joining the     1979 and a member of the Kewalram Chanrai
Tse holds directorships in both local and overseas   KC Group, he worked for Unilever in India. He is a      Group Board since 1992. Mr. Jayachandran
companies. He obtained an MBA from the               member of Olam’s Capital & Investment and Risk          is Executive Chairman of Aquarius Investment
Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a qualified   Committees. Mr Verghese is currently Chairman of        Advisors Pte Ltd, Singapore. He is also a founding
Chartered Financial Analyst. He has been conferred   International Enterprise, Singapore and serves on       shareholder and Director of Redington Group
an Investment Adviser’s License by the Securities    the Board of Trustees of the National University of     of Companies. In 2008, Mr Jayachandran was
and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. He chairs       Singapore.                                              appointed as Singapore’s High Commissioner to
our Risk Committee and is a member of the Capital                                                            the Republic of Mauritius and he is also a board
& Investment Committee.                              He also chairs the Governing Council of the Human       member of the National Heritage Board.
                                                     Capital Leadership Institute. Mr. Verghese
                                                     is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of        Mr. Jayachandran is a qualified chartered
                                                     PureCircle Limited. He holds a postgraduate degree      accountant and has over 35 years’ experience in
                                                     in Business Management from the Indian Institute        capital raising, strategic planning and business
                                                     of Management, Ahmedabad and has completed              development. He completed the Advanced
                                                     the Advanced Management Programme from the              Management Program (AMP) at Harvard University
                                                     Harvard Business School.                                in 1995. He sits on our Governance & Nomination,
                                                                                                             Human Resource & Compensation and Capital &
                                                     Mr. Verghese has won several awards including Ernst     Investment Committees.
                                                     & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Singapore
                                                     in 2008 and most recently Best CEO of the Year
                                                     2011 at the Singapore Corporate Awards. He was
                                                     also awarded the Public Service Medal by the
                                                     Government of the Republic of Singapore in 2010.
Mr Michael Lim Choo San                                Mr Mark Haynes Daniell                                 Mr Narain Girdhar Chanrai
Lead Independent Director                              Independent Director                                   Non-Executive Director

Mr. Michael Lim is a Non-Executive and Independent     Mr Mark Daniell is a Non-Executive and Independent     Mr N G Chanrai is a Non-Executive Director and was
Director since September 2004. He was appointed        Director and was appointed to the Board in October     appointed to the Board in 1995. He is the Managing
as Lead Independent Director in May 2010. He is        2002. He is currently Chairman of The Raffles Family   Director of Kewalram Singapore Limited and has
currently Chairman of the Land Transport Authority     Wealth Trust Pte Ltd and The Cuscaden Group Pte        been the Group CEO of the Kewalram Chanrai
of Singapore and Nomura Singapore Limited and          Ltd, Vice-Chairman of Aquarius Investment Advisors     Group since December 2004. A BSc Economics
holds directorship in PSA International Pte Ltd and    Pte Ltd and a Director of Merlindus Technologies       graduate from the University of London, he has
Nomura Holdings Inc. (Japan).                          Pte Ltd. Mr Daniell has experience in investment       worked in various operations of the Kewalram
                                                       banking, strategy, mergers and acquisitions and        Group in Africa, the UK and Singapore and
A chartered accountant by profession, Mr. Lim          corporate transformation, and is the author of a       oversaw its global treasury and accounting
was Price Waterhouse Singapore’s Managing              number of books on business strategy. His career       functions before becoming Kewalram’s Group CEO
Partner from 1992 and the Executive Chairman of        with Bain & Company spanned over 20 years and he       in 2004. Mr Chanrai is a member of our Audit &
PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore from 1999             was formerly Managing Director of Bain & Company       Compliance, Governance & Nomination and Capital
until his retirement in 2003. He is also a member of   (Asia) Inc. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from        & Investment Committees.
the Public Service Commission and Legal Service        Harvard Law School, a law degree from University
Commission. Mr. Lim was conferred the Meritorious      College, Oxford and is a qualified Attorney in the
Service Medal by the Government of the Republic        Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is Chairman
of Singapore in 2010. He is the Chairman of the        of the Human Resource & Compensation Committee
Board’s Audit & Compliance Committee and the           and is a member of the Corporate Responsibility &
Governance & Nomination Committee and is also a        Sustainability, Audit & Compliance and Governance
member of the Risk Committee.                          & Nomination Committees.

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Board of

       Sridhar Krishnan                                            Mr Jean-Paul Pinard
       Executive Director                                          Independent Director

       Sridhar joined Olam in 1991 and over the past twenty        Mr. Jean-Paul Pinard is a Non-Executive and Independent
       years has held many senior positions in the Company         Director and was appointed to the Board in 2008.
       covering Businesses, Geographies and Functions. He          Mr. Pinard spent 17 years with the International
       is currently responsible for the Rice and Wood Products     Finance Corporation, Washington, DC (IFC), becoming
       businesses and has oversight of the company’s Human         Director of the Agricultural Department, responsible
       Resources, Insurance, Corporate Communications and          for managing IFC’s US$1.5 billion portfolio of loan and
       Administration functions. He is a member of the Corporate   equity investments in agribusiness and food industries.
       Executive Team and Strategy Committee. He was               Mr. Pinard is currently a board member of several
       appointed as a member of Olam’s Board in 1998 and is a      companies. Mr. Pinard holds a PhD in Economics from
       member of the Board’s Risk and Corporate Responsibility     the University of California and a Diplome d’Ingenieur
       & Sustainability Committees. Sridhar holds a Bachelor’s     from the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. He chairs our
       degree in Commerce and is a postgraduate in Business        Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Committee and
       Management from a leading business school in India and      is a member of the Capital & Investment and Human
       has over 35 years’ work experience.                         Resource & Compensation Committees.
Mr Wong Heng Tew                                        Shekhar Anantharaman                                   Mr Robert Michael Tomlin
Independent Director                                    Executive Director                                     Independent Director

Mr. Wong Heng Tew is a Non-Executive and                Shekhar was appointed to the Board in 1998.            Mr. Robert Tomlin is a Non-Executive and
Independent Director and was appointed to               He currently has oversight responsibility for Olam’s   Independent Director and was appointed to the
the Board in 2003. He was Managing Director,            global Edible Nuts, Spices & Vegetable Ingredients     Board in 2004. Mr. Tomlin is on the board of trustees
Investments at Temasek Holdings from 2002 to            and Packaged Foods businesses. He also has             of Singapore Management University and a member
2008 and was concurrently their Chief Representative    regional oversight for the Company’s operations in     of the Catalist Advisory Panel of the Singapore
in Vietnam from 2005 to 2008. Following his             China, Brazil, Argentina and North America, as well    Exchange. Mr. Tomlin retired from UBS Investment
retirement in 2008, Mr. Wong is now Advisory            as the functional oversight of the Manufacturing and   Bank in August 2009, having served as Vice-
Director for Temasek Holdings. His experience lies in   Technical Services (MATS) function. He is a member     Chairman, Asia and subsequently, Senior Advisor.
investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring    of the Company’s Strategy Committee and the            Prior to this he spent 30 years with the Schroder
of companies, divestments and corporate                 Corporate Executive Team. He has over 25 years         Group, 12 of which were as CEO, SE. Asia. He
stewardship. In 1998, he was appointed to the Pro       of work experience, of which almost 20 years have      currently chairs the Design Singapore Council and
Tem Committee for the formation of the Singapore        been with Olam. Apart from his varied experience       the Singapore Repertory Theatre. Mr. Tomlin also
Exchange. Mr. Wong holds directorships in local         as the Global Product Head for many of Olam’s          sits on the Board of Invenio Holdings Pte. Ltd., a
and overseas companies. He holds a Bachelor of          businesses, he has also held senior roles in Country   subsidiary and the Commodity Financial Services
Engineering degree from the University of Singapore     Management, as well as in corporate Functions          arm of the Company and holds directorships in
and has completed the Program for Management            like Finance, IT and Treasury. He holds a degree in    local and overseas companies. Mr. Tomlin holds a
Development at Harvard Business School.                 Aeronautical Engineering and a postgraduate degree     BA in Modern Languages from Downing College,
He is a member of our Audit & Compliance,               in Business Management. Shekhar is one of the          Cambridge and is a Business Management Graduate
Governance & Nomination and Human Resource              three management representatives on Olam’s Group       from Harvard Business School. He chairs our
& Compensation Committees.                              Board and is a member of the Board’s Capital &         Capital & Investment Committee and is a member
                                                        Investment and Corporate Responsibility                of the Audit & Compliance, Risk and Corporate
                                                        & Sustainability Committees.                           Responsibility & Sustainability Committees.

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