R Jayachandran (Jaya) has had a span of more than three decades of building up companies successfully, some of which are now well recognised listed entities. His contribution to the growth and financial success of these market leading companies have been significant. He played a key role in Olam International Ltd’s phenomenal growth from ‘being a one product one country’ company in 1989 to the multibillion dollar global agricultural commodities giant it is today, with presence in over 60 countries. Until recently, he was the Non-Executive Chairman of Olam.
He is a founding shareholder and director of the investment management firm Aquarius Group, as well as one of the founding shareholders of Redington India Ltd, the global supply chain solutions provider. His contribution for the growth of Redington has been significant. 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 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.
Jaya’s vast experience in building businesses comes in handy for Napier Healthcare’s growth globally.