Bikash Prasad


Job Title: CFO

Company: Olam Agri


Bikash Prasad was appointed group CFO at Olam Agri in February 2022. He is a seasoned finance professional with 20 years in  multicultural and multinational companies in India and Africa. He has served in various roles in Finance and Leadership with Unilever, Asian Paints, Nulec Industries and now with Olam International. He has led several Greenfield and M&A Projects, managed post-merger integration and turnaround programmes across the span of countries he has been associated with. Bikash has an MBA in Finance and he is a CMA and an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors. He was awarded the “CFO of the Year” in South Africa in 2016. 

2022 - Present     Group CFO, Olam Agri
2019 - 2022          Group Head Corporate Finance, Olam International Ltd
2017 – 2019         Senior Vice President, CFO (AME), Olam International Ltd
2015 – 2017         Senior Vice President. CFO (AME), Olam International Ltd
2012 – 2015         Vice President, CFO (SEA), Olam International Ltd
2009 – 2012         General Manager, CFO (West Africa), Olam International Ltd
2006 – 2009         Associate General Manager, Country CFO, Olam International Ltd, Cameroon
2004 – 2006         Regional Finance Controller, Nulec Industries Ltd
2003 – 2004         Corporate Finance Manager, Mazda Colours Ltd
1999 – 2003         Corporate Management Accountant, Kimberley-Clark Level Ltd

2017 – 2017         Leading Strategic Growth, Columbia Business School
2016 – 2016         Associate Member, Institute of Directors, South Africa
1994 – 1996         MBA, Finance 

About Olam International Ltd: Olam International is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 23,000 customers worldwide. Their team of 70,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton. 

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