Venkataramani Srivathsan joined Olam in 1994 and has more than 25 years experience in the commodities industry. He has held various positions in the Group, including Country Head, Ghana; Country Head, Nigeria; and Regional Head, West and Central Africa. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO for Africa and the Middle East, with oversight responsibility for the Fertilizer business.
He is the Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, a member of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies executive committee as well as on the advisory board of the Pan African University Lagos (Lagos Business School). He has also been on the advisory committees for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Nigeria.