Jagdish Parihar

Olam International Ltd.

Jagdish Parihar

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

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Bio: Jagdish is Managing Director and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Olam International. He oversees the Risk, Market Compliance, Insurance and Internal Audit functions.  He has over 30 years’ experience in the commodities industry.


He joined Olam in 1990, starting up Olam’s operations in the UK and playing a critical role in the creation of many businesses in its portfolio, as well as overseeing the India and South East Asian regions. He has held roles including General Manager of Commodity Trading; Managing Director, Natural Fibres; and Regional Head of Asia Operations. As Managing Director of Natural Fibres, Jagdish spearheaded Olam’s first largest acquisition of Queensland Cotton in Australia that consolidated its global leadership position in cotton.


Jagdish is a member of the Olam Executive Committee and Chairman of the Olam Executive Risk Committee. He was previously a Director at the International Cotton Association.


Jagdish speaks widely at international forums on subjects relating to the commodity industry such as Risk Management, Mergers and Acquisitions and Customer Loyalty. He has also co-authored a book on Agribusiness and Commodity Risk.


He holds a post graduate degree in Business Administration from BITS Pilani.

Session: Day 1 - 09.20

The Future of risk - Keynote

The keynote address will examine the major changes commodity trading has seen – and will continue to see in the future – and this is shaping how we practice risk management

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