President & Business Head (Africa)
Jagadeshwar has over 24 years of experience in Agri Input Sector, mainly in Seed Business, covering full spectrum of Regional and Local roles, taking roles in core functions of seed business such as Sales, Product Management, Technology Development, Business Development, Seed Production in organizations like Bio seed, Monsanto, Pioneer-DuPont, Advanta and Bayer working in India and Africa. He developed a deep understanding of the nuances of African seed business across East, West and Southern Africa in the last 10 Years in both Field crops and Vegetable crops. His last assignment was with Bayer, Africa as their Licensing Manager responsible for the Licensing business in Sub Saharan Africa.
Jagadeshwar will be responsible for developing the Africa Vision with appropriate Go to Market Models, Crop and Customer centric strategy, Partnerships, Collaborations, Organization structure, and financial milestones w.r.t to revenue and profitability.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (now Professor Jayshankar Telangana State Agricultural University) and Master in Agri-Business Management from MANAGE (National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management).