Ashok Krishen, managing director and CEO, nuts, ofi said:
“We pride ourselves in providing nutritious, high-quality nuts and nut ingredients to customers around the globe. With such a breadth of nuts experience, we understand the great impact we can have across the value chain from plant to plate, and as a result, have set public sustainability targets across our nuts business. Our purpose at ofi is to be the change for good food and a healthy future, and I’m honored to receive the Golden Nut Award on behalf of ofi’s nuts team.”
Held at the INC Congress in Dubai, the Golden Nut award was presented to Olam Group CEO Sunny Verghese. The Congress is the world's largest gathering of leadership in the nuts and fruit industry. The meeting explores the state of the market, sustainability seminars, and key trends, as well as roundtables for each nut and dried fruit.
Experts from ofi spoke at the following sessions:
- Sunny Verghese, Group CEO of Olam Group, gave a keynote speech on ways we can successfully and sustainably improve the food and agricultural system.
- Krishen served on the panel titled, “Matching Supply Chain To Production And Consumption Trends: Looking Into The Future.”
- Anupam Jindel, Country Head Turkey, Global Head Hazelnuts & Sesame chaired the Hazelnuts round table.
- Ümit Ergin, Vice President - Product Line Manager & Head of Sales Cashews participated in the Cashews round table.
ofi is a leading global provider of nuts, as the top cashew ingredients provider in sourcing & processing; the top hazelnut originator, processor & ingredient player; as well as the top almond grower. In 2021, ofi’s cashew and hazelnut businesses set 2030 sustainability targets to improve livelihoods, communities and landscapes in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, with plans to expand commitments across its almond business in 2022.