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To commemorate our 25th anniversary, we are running a series of articles written by experts and inspiring individuals who have come to know and influence Olam over the years. Each has their own perspective on what it means to Transcend Boundaries – the meaning of 'Olam'. To see the full series, click the Transcending Boundaries tab under categories on the left.
  1. The pleasures and pains of choosing one idea that is re-imagining agriculture in the Senegal BasinDec 05, 2017

    Supramaniam Ramasamy
    It’s not just those who work in agriculture, like me, who recognise the vital role that scientific research will play in tackling one of the foremost challenges of our time: how to feed a growing population in a way that puts the farmer first while using fewer resources to ensure […]
  2. Preserving Culture Building Bridges in the Congo BasinAug 30, 2017

    Ajita Chowhan
    Olam’s Wood Products subsidiary, Congalaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), manages over 2 million hectares of forest in the Republic of Congo. The company supports multiple initiatives to help improve the lives of communities living in and around the forest.  This includes a 42 bed hospital, 2 clinics, and a water […]
  3. Q&A with Euince Ofori, INSEAD MBA Scholar and Olam Scholar 2017-2018Aug 02, 2017

    Euince Ofori
    •    Tell us about your life in your home country? I live in Tema, Ghana which is about 30 kilometers from the capital city, Accra. I grew up with a single mum and three siblings. For the last five years, I have been working at a freight and shipping company. […]
  4. Q&A with Petrine Addae, INSEAD MBA Graduate and Olam ScholarJul 12, 2017

    Petrine Addae
    • Can you tell me a bit about your background? I studied Economics and Psychology at the University of Ghana for my first degree and then did a Masters in Public Administration in International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. In my professional life, I have worked with organisations like the […]
  5. The man behind Olam’s revolutionary tech platformJun 05, 2017

    Simon Brayn-Smith
    We put five burning questions to Simon Brayn-Smith, Director of the Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS), as it hits a record 100,000 farmer registrations. Here’s what he said: How did it feel to reach the milestone of registering 100,000 smallholder farmers to OFIS? It’s a big number. We started off […]
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