News Release   June 01, 2022

Deere Announces Appointment of Ganesh Jayaram as Chief Information Officer

MOLINE, IL (June 1, 2022) – Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) announced the appointment of Ganesh Jayaram to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective May 31.

Portrait of Ganesh Jayaram
Ganesh Jayaram

In his new role as CIO, Jayaram will have global responsibility for all the company’s information technology activities, which enable John Deere's business to run as intelligently as its machines. He will continue to modernize and transform Deere’s Global Information Tech Stack through cutting-edge digital products that seamlessly and securely connect data while delivering a more intuitive and personalized experience for the company’s customers, dealers, suppliers, and internal operations around the globe.

Jayaram previously held the role of Vice President, Information Technology (IT), a position he assumed in 2016. In this role, he led an Agile Operating Model Transformation which invested heavily in employees and technology to more rapidly deliver differentiated, measurable outcomes for the company’s business functions and customers.

The role of CIO was previously held by Raj Kalathur, who was recently elected by the Deere & Company Board of Directors as Chief Financial Officer. Kalathur will retain his duties as President of John Deere Financial and continue to have oversight of the IT function.

“Ganesh's broad business background, global experience, and record of successful leadership, most recently reflected in the agile transformation of IT, make him highly qualified for his new position as CIO,” said Raj Kalathur, Chief Financial Officer and President of John Deere Financial.

About Deere & Company:

Deere & Company ( is a global leader in the delivery of agricultural, construction, and forestry equipment. We help our customers push the boundaries of what’s possible in ways that are more productive and sustainable to help life leap forward. Our technology-enabled products including John Deere Autonomous 8R Tractor, See & Spray™, and E-Power Backhoe are just some of the ways we help meet the world's increasing need for food, shelter, and infrastructure. Deere & Company also provides financial services through John Deere Financial.

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