Muthu joined the Olam Group in July 2007 as Finance Manager of Olam Benin Sarl and was later the Country Financial Controller for Olam Nigeria Ltd for the period July 1998 to August 2000. In September 2000, Muthu was transferred to the Olam International Ltd to spearhead the design, development and implementation of the Group’s proprietary ERP (eSIP) and subsequently to set up the Global IT development centre and Shared Services Group for Olam International in Chennai, India.
Following the completion of various implementations, Muthu was appointed the Head of IT & Shared Services Group for Olam International Ltd in July 2006 which he held until October 2008. He was then appointed as Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Affairs for the Group after serving as the Head of Finance for Africa from November 2008 to April 2009. Muthu till January 2016 was the President & Global Head – Corporate Finance and was responsible for the Group’s Management & Financial consolidation of its 200+ subsidiaries across the globe.
Muthu then took over as Group CFO from February 2016 and is responsible for the overall Finance function including Corporate Consolidation & Reporting, BU and Regional Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations and Corporate Secretariat.