Advanta Seeds, a UPL Company, Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Bhupen Dubey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Advanta Seeds, part of the UPL Group, with immediate effect. He succeeds Claudio Torres who has recently resigned to pursue other interests.

Bhupen Dubey’s professional career spans over three decades in a number of global enterprises such as Hoechst, Agrevo, Aventis and Bayer Crop Science.  He joined UPL Group in 2003 and has held a number of senior management positions including his most recent role of Regional Director for India.

Jai Shroff, Global CEO UPL and Advanta Seeds Vice-Chairman stated, “Bhupen brings an enthusiasm and a depth of business experience that will be a perfect fit for the Advanta Seeds Leadership Team.  His business acumen and proven track record of leadership at UPL are fundamental to lead Advanta Seeds.”

Bhupen Dubey is active in the community and holds several affiliations in social and scientific bodies such as the Indian Society of Naturalists, the Society of Pesticide, and the Indian Society of Weed Science. He has recently been appointed as Director of the Agriculture Skill Council of India.

As an active member of the NVA India Business Council he is leading a transformational multi-stakeholder project for the World Economic Forum. He has also been appointed to be the Director of Crop Life India, and is a member of the management committee for ABLE AG.

Bhupen commented, “It is an exciting time to be joining Advanta Seeds with the company’s expanding global footprint.  I look forward to helping Advanta Seeds grow and lead it to a successful future.”

Bhupen Dubey’s academic achievements include a Gold Medal and the Dr. M. S. Swaminathan Scholarship for his post-graduate studies in Agriculture Science. He holds a Diploma in Sales and Marketing from Bhavan’s College of Communication and Management, Mumbai.

About Advanta

Advanta US is an operating unit of Advanta, a global seed business that combines proprietary crop genetics and plant breeding capabilities with biotechnology to produce high-quality seed products and solutions for its customers around the world. Advanta is a member of the UPL group of companies.