Joint Managing Director, International Tractors Limited.
Mr Raman Mittal is the Joint Managing Director at International Tractors Limited (ITL) and the driving force behind company’s authoritative position in India – the world’s largest tractor market. Under his exceptional leadership, the company has established itself firmly as a comprehensive agriculture solution provider that addresses every emerging need of consumers. His drive and passion to convert impossible challenges into opportunities has enabled ITL to accelerate from one milestone to other, while consistently surpassing industry growth. ITL has made a distinct mark in tractor industry under his guidance which reflects in company’s journey from 50,000 annual tractor sales at one time to achieving over 1,00,000 annual tractor sales consistently for last 6 years (FY’18-FY’23).
Mr Mittal’s visionary approach has steered ITL to establish the world’s largest vertically integrated tractor manufacturing plant on Indian soil that too in a small town of Hoshiarpur, Punjab which never had a direct access to ports. While ITL has emerged as the fastest growing tractor brand in India, the plant has generated multiple employment opportunities, thereby curtailing talent relocation in the state over the last few decades. Representing the true face of ‘Make in India’, the facility incorporates the best global practices offering customised solutions for the farmers which makes Hoshiarpur, Punjab now known at the global level. This has also brought in government’s focus in the region as well as lead to widespread developments in Hoshiarpur (Punjab)such as setting up of dry port to aid manufacturers in the area.
With an endeavour to provide a holistic package to farmers, he has led the brand successfully to gain the trust of more than 14+ Lakh farmers in over 140 countries. Mr Mittal’s focus and dedication has led the company to bag many prestigious awards and accolades, including the ‘Iconic Brand of the Year’ award by ‘The Economic Times’ 3 years in a row (2017-2019), ‘Most Trusted Brand’ 2021 by CNBC and ‘Global Innovations Leadership Award’ by Agriculture Today in 2018 & 2019, the Innovation Leadership Award’19 as well as the Global Agriculture Leadership Award’18. The company under his leadership has also been chosen by the Government of India as the contributing partner with ‘NITI AAYOG’ for doubling farmer’s income. He has been awarded as ‘Inspiring Business Leader’ by The Economic Times and Car India’s ‘Power Personalities: 2012’. He was also recognized by CNBC’s Young Turks in 2011.