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Cropin announces appointment of Mohit Pande as CBO, Sujit Janardanan as CMO

The company has also appointed Vijay Nelson as its Chief Product Officer

Cropin, a global ag-ecosystem intelligence provider, has announced the appointment of three executive leaders to strengthen its leadership team and support the company’s continued growth and execution of its strategic priorities. Mohit Pande joins Cropin as Chief Business Officer, Vijay Nelson as Chief Product Officer, and Sujit Janardanan as Chief Marketing Officer. 

As per Cropin, it is accelerating its journey of building a deep tech organisation that is focused on solving some of the toughest challenges and biggest opportunities faced by the agri-ecosystem. The restructuring exercise encompasses redefining the organisational culture, strengthening values, and introducing a host of people-friendly initiatives as the company is expanding its operations across global markets.        

Pande has been named the Chief Business Officer. He will be responsible for accelerating Cropin's business operations across global markets. With 25 years of experience in driving business operations for tech giants such as Google and Microsoft, Mohit was most recently Co-Founder of Linear Squared (now acquired by Algonomy), and previously Country Manager, India for Google Cloud. He will work with Cropin CEO Krishna Kumar and COO Kunal Prasad to spearhead the company’s aggressive business growth globally.

With a customer base spanning 56 countries, Cropin is on an aggressive path to expand its international presence and set-up offices in priority markets across North America, LATAM, Europe, South-East Asia, and the Africa region - apart from India.

Nelson has been appointed Chief Product Officer. He will lead product development and platform innovations at Cropin.

Nelson will focus on streamlining existing product offerings and build the next generation of Ag-intelligence solutions, tailored for different customer segments. He will also help the company to strengthen its Deep Tech product suite and accelerate the convergence of AI, ML, data science, satellite imagery, and remote sensing to reimagine a truly futuristic tech-enabled agri ecosystem worldwide. He has nearly 20 years of experience as a product leader in leading technology organisations such as Microsoft, Amazon, eMids and Honeywell. His most recent role was at Microsoft where he was the Principal Group Product Manager, heading the Microsoft Outlook products in India.

Janardanan has been named Chief Marketing Officer. He will focus on enhancing Cropin's brand positioning as the most admired Deep Tech company in the agtech space and spearhead market penetration across growth regions.

He will also focus on rebuilding and growing the company’s marketing organisation. Janardanan has over 2 decades of experience in driving global and regional marketing at technology leaders such as Google, AWS, NTT (Netmagic) and McAfee among many others. Prior to joining Cropin, he was Head of Marketing, India for Google Cloud.

Commenting on the appointments, Krishna Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, Cropin, said, “I am delighted to welcome Mohit, Vijay and Sujit to the Cropin leadership team. Cropin is gearing up for the next phase of growth and international expansion as we seek to transform the agri ecosystem worldwide. We take great pride in the creation of a global Agtech category while building Cropin since 2010. There has been significant traction for our solutions in the past few years. We strongly believe that this is the right time for us to embark on a new journey to scale our ‘built in India’ Intelligent Ag Cloud platform across global markets. The new appointments will be invaluable additions to our senior management team on this exciting journey.”

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