Executive Vice President, Business Platforms, Corteva Agriscience
Rajan is responsible for shaping Corteva Agriscience global business strategy for its crop protection, seed and digital business platforms, defining capital and R&D investment priorities, as well as overseeing its supply chain for crop protection and seed products around the world. He previously served as Vice President, Crop Protection Business Platform. Rajan’s career has spanned several decades, continents and functions as he has helped build the business and advocate for modern agriculture.
Rajan began his career with Dow AgroSciences in Mumbai with its Indian joint venture partner. He served in sales and marketing roles, as well as in human resources, before moving to the company’s global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rajan advanced through leadership roles in corporate strategy, marketing and e-business before serving as Global Supply Chain Director. He was named Marketing Director for the company’s U.S. business before being tapped to lead its Latin America and Asia Pacific geographies. In 2017, Dow Chemical and DuPont merged to form what would become the stand-alone agriculture company Corteva Agrisciences. At this juncture, Rajan was serving as Vice President, Latin America and North America, for Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical.
As someone passionate about progress, Rajan provides leadership to better his home community. He is on the board of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce as well as the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership which brings together leaders of Central Indiana’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to the region’s continued prosperity and growth. Rajan also works to advance the life science community as a member of the board of BioCrossroads. A champion of diversity and inclusion, he was past chairman of the International Center of Indiana, a not-for-profit aiming to be a catalyst for a global Indiana. He also serves as the Executive Sponsor of Corteva’s PRIDE employee resource group.
Rajan holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bombay in Mumbai, India, and a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow, India. He is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. You can follow him on Twitter @Rajan_Gajaria.