ALTERNATE BOARD MEMBER
Name Of Organisation: Olam International Limited
Membership Number: 101141200000
Name Of Nominee: Quentin Meunier
Position In The Organisation: VP Sustainable Development - Olam Gabon Plantations
Summary of Nominee Profile
Quentin Meunier has a Master Degree on tropical ecosystems management and specialized in botany and agroforestry. He has been working in Africa for more than 15 years and joined Olam on August 2015 in the department that he is today heading.
Domains of expertise developed in Olam are related to environmental and social standards compliance (ESIA, HCV, HCS, FPIC), certification (RSPO), OHS and technical partnerships with scientific institutions and NGOs.
Prior to this, Quentin worked on topics related to sustainable use of natural resources and rural development. In Gabon since 2010, he was particularly involved on social forestry and community forests. He wrote several books dedicated to the socio-economic and environmental values of African trees, the latest being the guidebook “Les Arbres Utiles du Gabon” (Useful trees of Gabon
) in 2015, which has become a reference in the country.
Summary of Organisation Profile
Olam International is a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed and fibre to thousands of customers worldwide, ranging from multi-national organisations with world famous brands to small family run businesses.
Established in 1989, Olam is today a team of more than 81,000 employees who have built leadership positions in many businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Nuts and Spices.
Olam grows crops in orchards and estates, sources from over 5 million farmers globally, and operates 75 large processing and manufacturing facilities, and through 14 innovation centres, develops ingredients and find solutions for customers.