Cote d'Ivoire

Olam opened its first business in Côte d’Ivoire in 1994.

Today, some 2 million people across the country earn part, or all, of their livelihoods with Olam as farmers, staff, service providers and their dependents.

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We operate throughout the country, sourcing cocoa, coffee, cotton, cashew, and rubber directly from over 185,000 farming families, and via a vast network of local traders. Olam operates 36 offices, runs 11 large processing facilities, several primary processing operations and manages 200,000 square metres of committed warehousing spaces across the country.

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Ripe red coffee cherries growing on a bush, ready for harvesting, Guatemala, Olam.
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Meet the team

We have over 5,000 employees making up our team in the Côte d’Ivoire

Partheeban Thedore Senior Vice President and Country Head, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal



Olam is one of the largest employers in the country, with over 5,000 employees, including sub-contracted workers. More than 90% are Ivorian and 45% are women. We partner with top schools and universities and professional associations to attract the best talent and integrate them into meaningful career paths. Through our programmes such as Growing Olam African Leaders Programme, Graduate Engineering Trainee Programme, Finance Leaders Programme and Leadership Development Programme, high-potential employees receive tailored training and coaching, both in Côte d’Ivoire and abroad, to help them to maximise their potential and enter management roles.

We work closely with government bodies and industry associations such as the Conseil Café Cacao (CCC), Conseil Coton Anacarde (CCA), Confederation Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), African Cashew Alliance (ACA), APROCOT-CI (cotton ginners association). We are trusted partners of development agencies, NGOs and programmes, including the ComCashew (formerly African Cashew Initiative) and Competitive African Cotton initiative (COMPACI). This enables us to provide full assurance to our customers of our products’ quality and traceability.

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