Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman Sunny Verghese has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Verghese, 57, Co-Founder and the CEO of Singapore’s agri-business group Olam International Limited, is the first World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Chair from the agri-sector.
He succeeded Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, on January 1 and will serve a two-year term.
WBCSD is a global network of more than 200 CEOs who are responsible for a combined revenue of more than 8.5 trillion US Dollars and 19 million employees.
The leading businesses in the CEO-led organisation work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.