Jaidev (Jai) R. Shroff has leveraged his personal philosophy of “doing things better” to his position at UPL Limited, where his duties as CEO have helped the company to develop innovative, sustainable, and affordable agricultural products. Under his guidance, UPL Limited has increased in size more than 100 times in less than 20 years. An experienced businessman, Jai Shroff has served on panels for forums such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
In addition to his role with UPL, Shroff serves as the vice chairman of the seed development company Advanta. His commitment to plant nutrition and crop protection value chains is driven by a philosophy of applied research and the creation of quality products for increased food security worldwide. His commitment to inter-sectoral partnerships and collaboration across industries has manifested itself in involvement with the Grow Africa and Grow Asia initiatives, led by the World Economic Forum.
Shroff studied chemistry at the University of Mumbai, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in the subject.