Mr. Saurabh Suri
Mr. Saurabh Suri
Achiever's Success Story
Understanding the value drivers in cost focus and sustainability
Saurabh Suri is a senior executive with over 16 years of experience in Olam Group. He has a performance-driven strategic approach and is a true problem solver. He also has exceptional ability to align systems with business requirements, policies, and regulatory requirements. His leadership style focuses on maximizing profits through many business strategies.
Saurabh is currently the Vice President & Managing Director at PT Bumi Tangerang, the largest cocoa processor in Indonesia, managing the operations of large operation with a 500+ workforce in Indonesia. As part of his time in Olam, he is keen on identifying opportunities to improve business process flows and overall departmental productivity. By going through time and motion studies, identified gaps in productivity and right sizing the organization gave morale a boost and profitability despite of business cycles in cocoa processing industry. Saurabh has driven commercial and supply chain excellence through his role in cocoa bean supply chain business by joining the same in initial years of its growth cycle and expanding ofi’s Indonesia cocoa bean procurement business with a thorough understanding of its value drivers in cost focus and sustainability. He eventually became business head of Indonesia cocoa bean business before moving to cocoa processing vertical and eventually heading overall Indonesia cocoa business in 2021.
Over the years, he has received numerous honors and awards including being named in the top exceptional leadership for the Maha Intrapeneur award and wining the Excellence in leadership award from Olam cocoa in 2014.
Saurabh prefers a quote by Simon Sinek on optimism “The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better is what drives the human race forward” and another one on leadership that goes “I helped a man climb a mountain and found that I too had reached the top” which inspire him to grow the business and people in one seamless loop.