Gerard A. Manley
Gerard Manley is the Chief Executive Officer of Olam Cocoa. He is a member of Olam Group’s Executive Committee and is Executive Chairman of the group’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Function and has oversight on Olam’s European operations.
He is a Board member of the ECA and the World Cocoa Foundation and a Founder member of Cocoa Action. He is a former Chairman of the Federation of Cocoa Commerce and has served on the Boards of the Cocoa Association of Asia and the London Cocoa Terminal Market.
Mr Manley has over 30 years’ Board experience in the cocoa world, joining Holco Trading Company (part of ED&F Man) in 1983. For ED&F Man he held Directorships in the UK, Poland and Malaysia. He managed the product trading operations with significant responsibility for the Group’s processing operations. He has been with Olam for the past 21 years. He has a BA Honours in Geography and holds an MBA from the City University in London.