Sunny George Verghese
Co-founder & Group CEO
Sunny George Verghese is Co-founder and Group CEO of Olam International Limited. In 27 years, Sunny has led Olam’s growth from a single-product single-country business into a global agribusiness with leadership in multiple commodities including cocoa. Sunny is passionate about sustainable business - he is a Commissioner for the Business Sustainable Development Commission and from 2018 will assume chairmanship of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is also vocal about good leadership and chairs the Human Capital Leadership Institute Singapore, and previously chaired International Enterprise Singapore and CitySpring Infrastructure Management. The numerous accolades he has received include ‘Best Chief Executive for large cap companies’ in 2011’s Singapore Corporate Awards, ‘Best Executive in Singapore’ in the 2006 & 2010 AsiaMoney Awards, Singapore’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 and ‘Outstanding Chief Executive for 2006’ in 2007’s Singapore Business Awards.