Ranjit Nair is Vice President, Global Supply Management, Agriculture and Turf Division, a position he has held since September 2012. He is responsible for the leadership of worldwide supply management activities in the Agriculture and Turf Division.
Nair joined John Deere in 2000. He held positions of increasing responsibility in the former Commercial & Consumer Equipment Division, including Manager, Business Development and General Manager for SABO, a John Deere company located in Gummersbach, Germany.
Nair was appointed Director, Government and National Accounts in 2006, where he led John Deere's government marketing and sales activities in the United States. In 2007, he was named Director, Business Development for the Worldwide Agricultural Division where he led the division's merger and acquisition activities and its global strategic planning efforts. He was appointed Managing Director and CEO, John Deere India in May 2009.
Nair has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Duke University.
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