Viren Popli

Viren Popli, President & CEO of Mahindra Ag North America, is responsible for business operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil for Mahindra Group's Ag Sector initiatives in these countries since 2018. Mr. Popli joined the Mahindra Group in 2009 and has served the company in a variety of leadership roles in marketing, strategic planning, business development and operations including the Chief Operating Officer of the Swaraj Division of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, India. His experience includes leadership positions in Mahindra, Mahindra’s corporate strategy office, and Mahindra Two Wheelers. Mr. Popli also served as a board member on Gromax Agri Equipment, India.

Mr. Popli serves on the AEM Board of Directors as a member of the Ag Sector Board. In the past he has held leadership roles in various professional bodies including:

•    Vice Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (Punjab Council)
•    Chairman, CSR Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region)
•    Chairman, Marketing Committee, of Tractor and Mechanization Association of India
•    Member, Governing Council of Tractor and Mechanization Association of India

Prior to his time at Mahindra, Mr. Popli spent 10 years at Star TV India Limited (a part of News Corporation and Twenty-First Century Fox). He also spent six years at the pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited as Country Manager. Mr. Popli earned an MBA in Marketing from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University. Mr. Popli also attended the Mahindra Universe program at Harvard Business School.