Board of Directors / Country Leadership Team

Duraiswami (D) Narain


D Narain has been a Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia since December 1, 2018. On the same date, he was appointed as Managing Director & CEO of Bayer CropScience Limited. In January 2022, he was given the additional leadership role of Global Head of Smallholder Farming.


As Senior Bayer Representative for South Asia, D Narain oversees Bayer’s business operations across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. As a Global Head of Smallholder Farming initiative, he’s focused to provide holistic and innovative solutions for farmers in developing economies to enable them to grow their farms into sustainable businesses.


Did you know?

D speaks four Indian languages: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada !

His career spans 30+ years in the agriculture industry. He worked with ITC’s Agribusiness unit in its early years of inception in India. In 1998, he joined Monsanto as the Chief Financial Officer for the India Region and went on to hold various global roles across US & Europe. From 2015 to 2018, he worked as Vice President & Treasurer at Monsanto’s global headquarters in St. Louis, USA. He took over the role of Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia in December 2018. He has played a key role in steering the India integration of Monsanto India Limited with Bayer CropScience Limited which was completed on September 16, 2019.


He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Madras in Chennai, India, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA. He is also a Chartered Accountant.


D was appointed as an Additional Director with effect from October 23, 2018. He was appointed as Managing Director & CEO with effect from December 1, 2018, for a term of five years.


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