Rajan Gajaria is Executive Vice President, Business Platforms of Corteva Agriscience™. Gajaria is responsible for shaping the global business strategy, defining capital and R&D investment priorities, as well as overseeing the supply chain for Corteva Agriscience Crop Protection products and Seed business around the world. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Crop Protection Business Platform. His career spans several decades, continents and functions as he helps build the business and advocate for modern agriculture.
Gajaria originally joined Dow AgroSciences’ Indian joint venture partner in Mumbai. Gajaria served in sales and marketing roles as well as in Human Resources before moving to the company’s global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gajaria advanced through leadership roles in corporate strategy, marketing, and e-business before serving as Global Supply Chain Director. Gajaria was named Marketing Director for the company’s U.S. business before being tapped to lead Latin America and Asia Pacific. Before the DowDuPont merger, he served as Vice President, Latin America and North America, for Dow AgroSciences.
Gajaria earned 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. Gajaria is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.