R. Jayachandran is one of the region’s most respected business and community leaders. In his career, he has contributed significantly to the growth and financial success of market leading companies. He played a key role in Olam International Ltd’s phenomenal growth from ‘being a one product in one country’ company in 1989 to the multibillion dollar global agricultural commodities giant it is today, with close to 50 different products in 70 countries around the world. Until recently, he was the Non-Executive Chairman at Olam.
Jayachandran is a founding shareholder and director of the investment management firm Aquarius Group, as well as Redington India Ltd, where he has been instrumental in driving the growth of the global supply chain solutions provider in the last two decades. He is now the Non-Executive Director and Strategy Advisor to the Kewalram Chanrai Group of companies, having been its Executive Director for more than 30 years.
He is also currently serving as Singapore’s High Commissioner to Mauritius; Chairman of the Hindu Endowments Board, a statutory Board in Singapore; and, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore.
Jayachandran is now bringing his accumulated years of experience and mastery in building businesses, establishing new markets, setting up corporate governance standards, striking partnerships and fostering employee relationship in Napier Healthcare.
AS Thyagarajan is the CEO and Managing Director of Aquarius Investment Advisors Pte Ltd. A seasoned career banker with over 3 decades of experience in fund management and investment banking in India and globally, he was previously the country head of Corporate, Investment Banking and Treasury functions of Citibank and later Vice President in their New York Headquarters. He has a Masters degree in Science and is a Harvard Business School Alumnus.
Sridhar is a management professional who has spent the last 4 decades of his career in leading businesses in the Textile and Agri-commodity sectors. He started his career in India working for two of the leading textile manufacturing companies and then in 1991 joined an agribusiness start-up Olam in London, before moving to Singapore in 1996. Sridhar, was a part of the initial founding team in Olam and in the last 25 years has played leading roles across Businesses, Geographies and Functions, growing the company from a start up to the successful multinational that it is today. He served as an Executive Director on the Board of Olam for 15 years and was also on the Board of the Singapore Commodity Exchange (SICOM), a subsidiary of the Singapore Stock Exchange. He retired from Olam in April 2016 as the Senior Managing Director & CEO for Australia, Asia and Americas. Sridhar is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Management Development Institute of Singapore [MDIS]
An experienced and strong business leader in the global enterprise software and healthcare IT industries with more than 20 years on the job, Karthik is a strong advocate for the innovative use of technology to derive greater efficiencies, reduce costs and higher profits.
As an eldercare thought leader also, he has been driving productivity agendas for eldercare delivery models across healthcare organisations globally, and seen to the expansion of Napier’s product vision to include eldercare solution across all formats of services delivery. Applying technology-enabled solutions for senior care providers offering nursing home, home care and activity-centre services, Napier today enables productivity and improved quality of care. A passionate advocate of mobile technology, he has underpinned all these solutions with a “mobile first” approach.
Across Asia, US and the Middle East, Karthik shares his vision for the evolving senior care landscape as speaker at major conferences and a regular contributor to ICT journals. He is a passionate about dementia care and education, and devotes his time and energy to charities and mentoring aspiring innovators in a local university. An industry veteran who has worked in global firms such as SAP and HP, he is also an entrepreneur and the founder of an EDB investee company. Karthik was awarded the ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’ in 2007 for demonstrating exceptional self-reliance in the establishment and operation of a successful SME in Singapore.