Duraiswami Narain

Vice President and Treasurer

 

Duraiswami NarainDuraiswami (D) Narain is Vice President and Treasurer of Monsanto Company, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s capital structure, cash flow and managing global financial risk.

D has more than 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry, having previously worked for ITC Limited in India as part of its agribusiness start-up team. He joined Monsanto in 1998 as CFO for the India Region and over the course of his career with the company, has held numerous roles throughout the global organization, including serving as International Finance Lead and India Regional Business Lead.

D has worked with farmers across six continents, which allowed him to gain a deep understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges facing growers from region to region. These insights helped him lead important initiatives, including the launch of global financing programs to support critical working capital needs of Monsanto’s farmer customers. He also led the company’s pioneering efforts in establishing a free mobile phone platform in India that provides smallholder farmers access to key agricultural insights. The platform has since expanded to benefit smallholder farmers in countries across Asia and Africa.

A resident of St. Louis, D currently serves on the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau. 

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