CEO in India
The vice chairman of Advanta, Jai Shroff provides executive leadership to the company, which uses technology and advanced plant breeding techniques to produce quality seed for the global agriculture sector. Additionally, through his role as the CEO of UPL Limited, Jai Shroff has developed a business that has established itself as an industry leader in the areas of plant nutrition, crop protection, and the preservation of food post-harvest.
A graduate of the University of Mumbai, Shroff has nearly three decades of experience in the crop protection business. He has guided UPL from the start of its domestic operations in India to its expansion in the international market. In less than 20 years, he has grown the business to more than 100 times its size. The corporation currently operates 28 manufacturing plants on four continents.
Shroff believes in “doing things better.” He seeks to apply this concept to his work in the development of sustainable agriculture in order to provide the world with smarter, more viable options for improving the state of food security around the world.