Mr. Ashok Jain is the Chairman of Jain Irrigation Systems Limited (JISL) and a well-knownentrepreneur working for sustainable agriculture over past 4 decades. He is 57 years old and eldest son of Late PadmaShri Dr. Bhavarlal Jain, the Founder Chairman whose mission was “Leave this world better than you found it.”
Ashok obtained his degree in Commerce from University of Pune. He is an avid sportsman and has represented his alma mater in Cricket, Badminton, Hockey and Football. Ashok took a keen interest in the family business as a student. He did internship at Mumbai office during 1982-83 on Import-Export and in general administration in Jalgaon in his early career. During his induction programme from 1983 – 1989 he covered all the departments of the company i.e. security, raw material purchase, manufacturing, sales and marketing, HRD and general administration.
In 1989, Ashok Jain began to look after sales and marketing of pipe and drip division and was tasked with additional responsibility of HR and Public Relation function. Appointed as Director of Jain Irrigation in 1993, he built extension services department for farmers throughout the country.
In 1996, Ashok Jain was appointed as a Vice Chairman of JISL and began to support commissioning activities of the Food Processing Division and creation of fruit and vegetable supply chain. He oversaw the Food Processing Division and Green Energy Product Division in addition to being in- charge of Group’s overall Policy Making and Administration.
He has built experience and expertise in all Divisions of the Company. He leads company initiatives in maintaining relationship with farming community. He ideates and implements philanthropic activities of the firm as well as founding family.
He is a Trustee of Bhavarlal & Kantabai Jain Foundation and Bahinabai Chaudhari Memorial Trust,also Chairman of Padmalaya Temple. Padmalaya temple is honoured as the half Peetha (divine seat) of the two and half Ganesh Peethas in India. Director of Gandhi Research Foundation,Vice President of Maharashtra Harijan Sevak Sangh. Government of Maharashtra was appointed him as Chairman of the Board of Director of Government Engineering College, Jalgaon. He was Director of Mahaveer Co-operative Bank. Previously the Government had appointed him as a Member of Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. Central Govt. of India has nominated him on the Board and Society of IIM Raipur. He was nominated as a Senate Member of North
Maharashtra University, Jalgaon.
After passing of Founder Chairman, Shri Bhavarlal Jain in 2016, Mr. Ashok Jain has been appointed by board of JISL to become the Chairman of the Company. He continues to lead the company on the path set by his father. He has been felicitated by various Organizations for his social contributions and for entrepreneurship.