AGCO, a global leader in agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, is gearing up for a transformative phase with the recent appointment of Viren Shah as Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO). The move, effective January 16, 2024, positions Shah as a key player in AGCO's senior leadership team, reporting directly to CEO Eric Hansotia.
In his role, Shah will spearhead the development, design, and implementation of AGCO's digital vision and strategy, with a focus on IT and data analytics. This strategic addition is set to accelerate AGCO's tech transformation and enhance precision ag offerings that prioritize the needs of the farmer.
Hansotia expressed confidence in Shah's ability to drive AGCO's tech evolution, stating, "Viren brings deep expertise in this field across multiple industries and will help further accelerate our tech transformation by enabling our precision ag offerings that put the farmer first."
The emphasis on data integrity, digital tools, and a robust IT infrastructure reflects AGCO's commitment to becoming a trusted partner for industry-leading smart farming solutions. Shah's extensive experience, spanning over 20 years in IT, supply chain, and digital roles, positions him well to contribute significantly to AGCO's forward momentum.
Prior to joining AGCO, Shah served as the Chief Digital Officer of GE Appliances since 2018. His global leadership positions include Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Masco Cabinetry, CIO at Specialty Fashion Group, and various roles at Wal-Mart.
AGCO, listed on the NYSE under the symbol AGCO, is renowned for its global leadership in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology. The company's differentiated brand portfolio, featuring core brands like Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson®, Precision Planting®, and Valtra®, is at the forefront of driving innovation in the agriculture industry.
Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO's full line of equipment and services is designed to help farmers sustainably feed the world. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO reported net sales of approximately $12.7 billion in 2022. For more information on AGCO, visit www.AGCOcorp.com.