Jagresh Rana

Head of North America Product Management

Jagresh RanaJagresh Rana serves as a member of the North America Commercial Operations Leadership Team and as the North America Product Management Head within the Crop Science division of Bayer.


In this role, he leads the development and implementation of regional product management strategies for the complete crop protection, seed treatment, seeds, traits and digital business. Jagresh and his team are responsible for product selection, advancement, and launch as well as pricing and life cycle management. 


Jagresh began working at Monsanto in 1997 in India and has held roles in a range of local, regional and global leadership positions across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. When Monsanto was acquired by Bayer, he was Head of Business for Asia Pacific & Africa.


Most recently, Jagresh was leading Crop Strategy & Portfolio Management for Cereals, Oilseeds and Fiber crops and was based in Germany. He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum Grow Asia Executive Council and was an Executive Board Member of CropLife Asia. 


Jagresh was born in New Delhi, India and grew up in a smallholder farming family. He graduated from Haryana Agricultural University with a degree in Agricultural Sciences and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.


Jagresh is married and has two sons. He enjoys playing cricket, discussing public policy and current affairs, long distance running, climbing mountains and reading.