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Principal Economist

Date:  13-May-2021
Country:  India
Function:  Finance
Sub-Function:  Corporate Finance


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Job Description


We’re looking for a Principal Economist to setup the macro research team. The position will focus on the Global macroeconomic outlook and the intersection between economics and financial markets in India across asset classes including currencies, and commodities and fixed income/credit.

Key Deliverables

  • Economic analysis for select key Olam countries including, local politics, local economic indicators and currency outlook, business impact.
  • Conceive, implement (with analyst support), and publish research on relevant economic and financial market issues within India.
  • Track and forecast global macro analysis focused on key economic data and assess the implications for economic policy. Analyze the distributional impact of fiscal, social and other sector policies and investments
  • Communicate views on global economy and markets to business stakeholders and colleagues within the organizations for key events
    • Impacting Olam businesses,
    • Impact for business
  • Peer Benchmarking for Olam Global Agri
    • Understanding critical factors on Gearing, Margins, Cost and Capital
  • Quarterly preparation of Cross Border exposure reports to identify risk concentrations whether in individual countries, geographic regions.
  • Own the development of economic models and manage the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation necessary to validate your model.


  • Masters or PhD in Economics15 + years of experience
  • Prior experience in analyzing the Global Macro Economic Policies; understanding of key macro data and relevant economic policymaking bodies
  • A self-starter. Enthusiastic about the challenges of understanding the Global Macro economy and its interactions with policy and commodities Industry.  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with economists across the regions

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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