Taking UPL beyond conventional business frontiers, he is the man behind the company’s phenomenal growth.
Jaidev (Jai) R. Shroff is the Global CEO of UPL Limited & Vice-Chairman of Advanta. He is a well-recognized global leader in the Agri-Inputs industry with over 28 years experience in India and internationally.
UPL group is focused on strengthening the food security in over 120 countries by offering world class technologies and solutions for sustainable agriculture production. Under Jai’s leadership, UPL has been one of the fastest growing agri-input companies in the world with 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 global Indian multinational organization. UPL’s global workforce comprising of more than 25 different nationalities operate 28 manufacturing plants in India, Asia, Europe, Latin and North America and serve the farming community across the globe.
Jai’s vision for UPL is to endeavour to continually provide smart, affordable and profitable solutions to the global farming community with a strong focus on Innovation, Research and Excellence by ’’Doing Things Better’’.
Jai believes in the power of collaboration and inter-sectoral partnerships and 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, ICAR.