Chris Brett

Olam International Ltd

Senior Vice President, Global Head Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Panelist at the Plenary Session USING BIG DATA IN CERTIFICATION

Wednesday, 28 September, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Chris Brett was appointed as the Senior Vice President Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) for Olam International in 2007, and is a member of the senior leadership team. He has a Master’s Degree in Management for Agricultural Development from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He has more than thirty years’ experience of working within the private, public and voluntary sectors in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to working with Olam, He worked for 6 years in Central America as a Private Sector Development Advisor (1995-2001) for Department for International Development. From 2001 to 2007, he undertook a range of consultancies for a range of lead development organisations and the private sector, such as: the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank, European Union, United Nations Development Programme, commercial banks and infrastructural development companies. Chris has developed Olam’s CR&S policies and practices and leads their integration into the company’s business product models.  For further information on Olam’s approach to building sustainable supply chains please go to or read more about OFIS – Olam Farmer Information System.