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Mike Frank Appointed New CEO of UPL Corporation

UPL Corporation recently announced that Mike Frank has been appointed the new chief executive officer (CEO) of UPL’s Global Crop Protection (CP) business by the board of directors. UPL’s Crop Protection business handles all of CP’s assets outside of India. With this new position, Frank will now be a member of the UPL Crop Protection board of directors, according to a release.

Frank began his journey with UPL in early 2022 acting as the president and chief operation officer for UPL’s Crop Protection business located at the London headquarters. He has played a key role in pushing toward sustainable solutions for global food value chain networks to enhance its OpenAg purpose.

“As we continue to realign our businesses and strengthen our advancement to lead the pureplay crop protection market, we have been taking a more focused approach to our structure. Mike Frank was the natural choice to lead this transition, bringing extensive experience leading global agriculture companies, deep knowledge of innovative and digital technologies and a proven track record of superior value creation for all stakeholders. Mike has already demonstrated an impressive leadership style, entrepreneurial mindset and a strong commitment to strengthening organizational culture,” said Jai Shroff, Group CEO of UPL and chairman of UPL Corporation.

“UPL has been ranked as the number one company in sustainability in the crop protection industry by Sustainalytics for the last two years and is now set to take the next big step forward. I am convinced we have the most agile and performance-oriented culture to execute a transformational strategy across the globe, and to further our mission to Reimagine Sustainability for farmers and food systems alike,” said Frank. “Since joining the business, I have seen first-hand the impact UPL is having for farming communities in each of our regions and the strength of our ever-growing offering. I am very excited to work with our passionate organization and board of directors as we transform our company to become the leading provider of differentiated and sustainable solutions.”

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