We then expanded into the Republic of Benin in 1993, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in 1994 and subsequently to Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Senegal. Olam is today in 16 countries in West Africa with sourcing, processing and marketing operations covering a wide range of products.
Olam’s foray into Central Africa began with the setting up of Olam Cameroon in 1994, to manage the origination, processing and export of cocoa and coffee beans to Europe and the USA. With our Cameroon operations expanding its portfolio to include the import and distribution of rice, we concurrently set up operations in the Republic of Gabon. In 2010, we expanded our scope further to include the Republic of Congo, where we acquired a wood products business.