25th Jul, 2022
olam food ingredients (“ofi”) completes acquisition of Club Coffee L.P.
London ofi, a global leader in naturally good food and beverage ingredients, is pleased to announce that the acquisition of Club Coffee L.P. (“Club Coffee"), previously announced on 26 April 2022, was successfully completed. Club Coffee is one of Canada’s largest coffee roasters and packaging solutions providers to the ‘At Home’ segment, serving private label customers and retail brands from its facilities in Toronto. The acquisition of Club Coffee is aligned with ofi’s growth strategy to deliver sustainable, natural, value-added food and beverage ingredients and solutions through a diverse channel mix, to customers across the globe. The private label and co-manufactured channel is an attractive, high value and growing part of ofi’s portfolio. ofi MD & CEO Coffee Vivek Verma said: “I am delighted to welcome Club Coffee into ofi. Bringing together our respective expertise in sustainable sourcing and innovative packaging we are well-positioned to meet t
28th Jul, 2022
CNBC Managing Asia Interview with Sunny Verghese
Watch Sunny Verghese, Group CEO of Olam, in conversation with Christine Tan, Anchor of CNBC Managing Asia, about navigating the pandemic while leading the company through a major re-organisation; achieving record results in 2021; geopolitical challenges and the impact on food trade; and what the future holds for Olam. Sunny also shares insights on his inspiring journey as an entrepreneur and his aspirations for the business and himself.
25th Jan, 2022
Home Maker To Home Builder – The Journey Of Women Building Houses In The Republic Of Congo
For 23 women from the village of Pokola, in Republic of Congo, this year's International Women's Day will be remembered as the beginning of an unprecedented journey. They committed themselves towards a livelihood they could never otherwise have imagined – and along the way, educating their husbands, families and future co-workers on equality and empowerment. Launched on March 8, 2021, Project MaC - 'Menagere a Constructrice' or 'Home Maker to Home Builder' allowed women in the north of the Republic of Congo to develop skills for constructing wooden houses, enabling them to secure roles with Congolaise Industrielle des Bois. The success of this project paved the way to launch the second edition on August 8, 2021. It was a moment of rejoicing for CIB, seeing the 23 women from the first edition graduate and welcoming the new batch of 20 women for the second edition. From 1968 until six months ago, forestry, wood and wood products operations were filled mainly by male workers at Congol