Origin Agritech Announces New CFO

Origin Agritech Ltd., a technology-focused crop seed provider, has introduced Shashank Aurora, CPA, FCA, as the organization's new Chief Financial Officer.

Aurora will start his new position effective immediately. He joins Origin's senior leadership team, along with recently named CEO Dr. William S. Niebur, to further position the company as a global participant in the biotechnology and agricultural seeds industry.

Aurora most recently served DuPont Pioneer in the capacity of global services finance director. With more than two decades of experience with the organization, he led numerous DuPont Pioneer entities across the globe to strong financial results, including locations in Africa, Canada, China, India, Latin America and Pakistan.

Aurora earned his Bachelor of Life Sciences degree from Nizam College, Osmania University, in Hyderabad, India, along with certifications as FCA from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and CPA from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is fluent in English and Hindi, and is familiar with Arabic.

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