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.