Jai ShroffGlobal CE, UPL Limited
Jaidev(Jai) R. Shroff is the Global CEO of UPL Limited. He is a well-recognized global leader in the Chemical & Agri-Inputs industry with over 30 years of experience in India an dinternationally. UPL is focused on strengthening food security in over 130 countries by offering world class technologies and solutions for sustainable agriculture production. Under Jai’s leadership, UPL is one of the fastest growing agri-input companies in the world with a strong presence in the Seeds, Plant Nutrition, Crop Protection and Post-Harvest Food Preservation value chains. He has driven the transformation of UPL from a largely domestic player to a truly Indian multinational organization. UPL has a global workforce comprised of more than 75 different nationalities, with manufacturing facilities in 48 locations worldwide. UPL also holds around12,000 product registrations and more than 1,000 patents globally, illustrating the extent of the company’s focus on innovation across a diverse product portfolio. UPL’s purpose–Open Ag–is to create an open network for agriculture, activating connections across the world’s agriculture system. It aims to power new levels of sustainable growth–for farmers, for producers, for customers, for partners, and for societies everywhere. It is a fundamentally optimistic view of the future of agriculture; one with no limits, and no borders,that feeds sustainable growth for all. Jai believes passionately in the power of collaboration and inter-sectoral partnerships.He is actively involved in the global development agenda, including the World Economic Forum’s Grow Africa and Grow Asia initiatives, IFPRI’s Sustainable Agriculture and Global Food Security Initiative, WBCSD, Chicago Council, IGD and ICAR .Jai is regularly invited to speak on conference platforms, covering sustainability, food security, climate resilience and technological innovation.