Vijay Balakrishnan has joined United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), a global provider of sustainable agriculture solutions, as their Senior Vice President (VP) and Chief Data & Analytics (D&A) Officer. Balakrishnan previously worked as the Group Chief Data Officer at Michelin, India.
In a LinkedIn post, Balakrishnan announced that he will be leading the group D&A focus at UPL from today. He said he would be responsible for setting up a new D&A center in Bengaluru to augment the current D&A activities globally.
He said, “I’m looking forward to learning the dynamics of the agriculture industry and the varied roles of tech and D&A to maximize value across the spectrum.” Balakrishnan has an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
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United Phosphorus Limited offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent
agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment, and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Balakrishnan is passionate about enabling business decisions through smart insights derived from the right data at the right time and exploring unique ways of data delivery, including reports, interactive dashboards, mobile Apps, alerts, chatbots, smart bulbs, and AR/VR.