Sunny Verghese

Co-founder, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Olam International Limited

Sunny George Verghese is the Co-founder, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Olam International Limited and is responsible for strategic planning, business development and overall management of the Olam group of companies worldwide. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), Singapore. Previously, he served on the Boards of International Enterprise Singapore, the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore. He was also the first Chairman of CitySpring Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd and served on the Main Economic Review Committee (ERC) set up by the Singapore Government to develop a long term economic blueprint for Singapore in 2001. Mr. Verghese was awarded the Best Chief Executive for large cap companies in the Singapore Corporate Awards (SCA) in 2011. He was also voted Best Executive in Singapore for 2006 and 2010 in the AsiaMoney Awards, ‘Outstanding Chief Executive for 2006’ in the 2007 Singapore Business Awards (SBA) and Singapore’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in November 2008. In August 2010, he was conferred the Public Service Medal by the Government of Singapore. Mr. Verghese holds a post-graduate management degree from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) and has also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from the Harvard Business School.