John M. Raines
President, TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods
As President of TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods, John leads a growing global organization of 1,600 innovative team members across five continents who serve customers in over 60 countries. TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods’ mission is to empower and connect customers, from producers to consumers, around the world, improving the quality, safety, distribution and sustainability of food and consumer goods.
From farm to fork, the TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods team helps address complex data management challenges, driving efficiencies and profit for farmers and ranchers, agribusinesses, and food, beverage, consumer goods and retail companies. TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods’ offering includes farm management software as well as precision agronomy, traceability, supply chain and trade promotion management solutions.
John joined TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods in 2021 with more than 20 years of global experience in data science and the digital agriculture sector, as well as a lifelong passion for this industry. Previously, he held progressively senior leadership roles at Bayer’s Climate Corporation and Monsanto.
John’s considerable tenure and expertise have led to numerous achievements, including successful multi-billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions within North America and around the globe. He also led the global commercialization of the largest digital agriculture platform in North America, South America, and Europe, and established high-performing, international operations across the agriculture sector.
John has been involved in production agriculture throughout his life and he’s motivated enormously by helping others and improving outcomes through data science. Growing up in southeast Missouri, he spent his youth working in a family fuel business serving farmers. He graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Systems Management. Today, John and his family remain actively involved on a production farm where they grow corn and soybeans, and tenant farm cotton and peanuts.