Delivering Long-Term Value on a Sustained Basis

    Since 2020 we have re-organised our diverse portfolio into distinct operating groups, each with a clear purpose, vision and strategy. With a more focused approach, each operating group can take advantage of market opportunities, attract talent, optimise resources, and invest in requisite assets and capabilities to deliver profitable growth and build long-term value on a sustained basis.

    Our Operating Groups

    Olam Food Ingredients (ofi)

    Olam Food Ingredients (ofi)

    A global leader in food and beverage ingredients.

    Olam Agri

    Olam Agri

    A market-leading and differentiated food, feed, and fibre global agri-business.

    Remaining Businesses of Olam

    Remaining Businesses of Olam

    Incubating engines for growth, nurturing gestating businesses, and responsibly divesting and redeploying capital through Nupo Ventures, Mindsprint and Olam Global Holdco.

    ofi is a global leader in ingredients at the forefront of food and beverage consumer trends offering sustainable, natural and plant-based ingredients and solutions and serving large, attractive and high growth end-use categories.

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    ofi plans to achieve growth by:
    Extracting full value from current investments
    We are investing in two greenfield developments which are expected to commence operations in 2023. These are a dairy processing facility in New Zealand and a soluble coffee manufacturing facility in Brazil.
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    Increasing value with strategic customers
    We continue to develop and respond to customer insights. Our customer service model highlights synergies across the portfolio, allowing us serve common customers via multiple channels.
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    Focusing on cost-competitiveness
    We manage costs as we invest into new capabilities and drive economies of scale across our operating assets and businesses.
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    Expanding innovation and sustainability solutions
    We continue to build on our capabilities and embrace technology to deliver solutions at scale. We’ve added new Customer Solutions Centres to our network to better demonstrate our portfolio and co-create with our customers. Our Ingredient Excellence Centres continue to deliver innovative practices to support our customers, while sustainability programmes support our farmer networks.
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    Expanding products, categories, and channels
    Where we identify strategic growth opportunities, we explore options to build or buy. Strategic investments will be made on an organic and inorganic basis.
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    ofi’s transformative acquisitions
    We’ve completed the acquisitions of Olde Thompson, a leading USA private label spices and seasonings manufacturer with expertise in blending and product formulation, Club Coffee in Canada and Märsch Nuts Ingredients in Germany. These acquisitions will drive the expansion of our private label capabilities across North America and Europe.
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    Olam Agri is a market-leading and differentiated food, feed, and fibre global agri-business focused on high-growth emerging end-consumption markets to meet the rising demand for food staples, agri-industrial raw materials and the shift to protein-based diets.

    We are focused on building operating capabilities in high-growth emerging markets. We are one of the leaders in flour and pasta manufacturing in Africa; integrated animal feed in Nigeria; and as a global rice and cotton merchant.
     

    Our Competitive Strengths

    Origination & Merchandising

    • Asset-light offering flexibility and delivering cost advantages
    • Low overhead costs covered by fee income streams
    • Independent traders providing liquidity and risk off-take
    • World-class traders with risk management expertise

    Processing & Value-Added

    • B2B complemented by higher value B2C downstream products
    • Unparalleled operational capabilities, efficiency, and scale in Africa
    • Proven ability to execute and integrate pioneering projects and acquisitions

    Fibre, Agri-Industrials & Ag Services

    • Unique integrated ginning model delivering better returns; large grower and State board buying
    • Customer relationships with leading textile mills in South and Southeast Asia
    • FSC® certified natural forest concessions
    • Strong risk management capabilities

    Our Competitive Strengths

    Origination & Merchandising

    • Asset-light offering flexibility and delivering cost advantages
    • Low overhead costs covered by fee income streams
    • Independent traders providing liquidity and risk off-take
    • World-class traders with risk management expertise

    Processing & Value-Added

    • B2B complemented by higher value B2C downstream products
    • Unparalleled operational capabilities, efficiency, and scale in Africa
    • Proven ability to execute and integrate pioneering projects and acquisitions

    Fibre, Agri-Industrials & Ag Services

    • Unique integrated ginning model delivering better returns; large grower and State board buying
    • Customer relationships with leading textile mills in South and Southeast Asia
    • FSC® certified natural forest concessions
    • Strong risk management capabilities
    Olam Agri will continue to grow by:
    Maximising returns from recent investments
    We have made operational improvements in our wheat milling and pasta manufacturing facility and will maintain leading positions in Nigerian poultry and aqua feed. We seek to improve cotton out-grower yields in our integrated ginning business.
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    Expanding our footprint into new, high-growth markets
    We are focusing on growing our animal feed business in emerging markets with increasing protein consumption in North Africa, as well as exploring new markets for branded rice distribution in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
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    Enhancing contributions from processing and value-added businesses
    We are investing in processing capacity and capabilities in wheat milling and pasta, rice milling, sesame hulling and ingredients manufacturing, pulses processing and superfoods manufacturing, and rubber.
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    Expanding into adjacent businesses
    We will use complementary capabilities such as oilseed processing; our food and feed trading; our third-party freight volumes; and our commodity financial services and risk management portfolio.
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    Remaining Businesses of Olam

    We are exploring strategic options to maximise the value of the Remaining Businesses of Olam Group (Remaining Olam Group), while taking these businesses to full potential.

    Nupo Ventures

    Nupo Ventures

    Nupo Ventures is an incubator for start-up growth initiatives focused on ‘digital’ and ‘sustainability’. We offer a suite of industry leading supply chain solutions for farmer and customers and are focused on five key initiatives.

    Mindsprint

    Mindsprint

    Mindsprint draws on its experience in supporting the Olam Group as its shared services arm. Comprising Technology Services, Cybersecurity, Digital and Global Business Services spanning end-to-end business operations, Mindsprint has a unique offering and is looking to develop new services beyond its current sector.

    Olam Global Holdco

    Olam Global Holdco

    Olam Global Holdco develops our gestating assets with a view to partially and/or fully monetising them over time and oversees the responsible divestment of our non-core de-prioritised businesses and assets.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where can I find more information about your Company’s strategy?

    You may wish to view or download the Company’s investor presentation here for more information on its strategy or download our investor factsheet for a summary of our Company’s strategy. 

    What time frame does your Company’s strategy cover?

    Olam typically plans over the period of two three-year cycles – our current strategy is valid until 2025 and is subject to regular review.

    What are your targets?

    Our growth targets include financial metrics set by each operating group and the Group overall. We measure and track Group financial metrics, including EBITDA, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT), Profit After Tax and Minority Interest (PATMI), Operational PATMI, ROIC, ROE, EBIT on average invested capital (IC) and Free Cash Flow From Operations. At the operating group level, the profitability metrics are EBIT, EBIT margin (ofi) or EBIT per tonne (Olam Agri), and EBIT/IC. 

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