D Narain, President, South Asia & Global Head of Smallholder Farming, Bayer

D Narain, President, South Asia & Global Head of Smallholder Farming, Bayer

  • D Narain is the president of  South Asia and the Global Sponsor of Bayer’s Smallholder initiatives.

 

Podcast

Overview

The corporate world is challenging and onerous. It is difficult to get on top of the career ladder, especially when you are surrounded by major obstacles. There is so much that one requires to understand on how to get to the top in order to become successful.

About D Narain [00:36]

  • D Narain is the president of  South Asia and the Global Sponsor of Bayer’s Smallholder initiatives.
  • Experienced well-rounded professional with global experiences in finance, strategy, and commercial operations.
  • He has over three decades of global experience in food and agriculture.
  • He was named as one of the top diverse leaders by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Journey to Bayer [01:18]

  • I would say foundational to that is an amazing family.
  • The other big piece for me is working with outstanding companies that allow you the freedom to grow and develop as an individual, or a professional.

What did you do right in your journey to the top? [03:16]

  • Starting out as a young professional, have outstanding mentors who allow you to bring yourself into the role but more importantly learn from mistakes, and give you the freedom to think differently to experiment with risk-taking.

Benefits of technology [18:52]

  • I’m so proud to say that what we’ve started testing and seeing in India, we’re taking it to other parts of the world.
  • The whole concept of better life farming originated in India.
  • India is already contributing to significant change models around the world.

Three lessons [23:59]

  • One needs to be passionate about what one does.
  • Do not be afraid of challenges.
  • Your family is your biggest cheerleader.

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Profile

D Narain (D) is President, South Asia, and Global Head of Smallholder Farming for Bayer. As President for South Asia, D oversees Bayer’s Life Science business operations across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, and as Global Head of Smallholder Farming, he leads the efforts focused on providing holistic and innovative solutions for farmers in developing economies to enable them to grow their farms into sustainable businesses.

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