The 9th Annual CFO Forum

Raj Kalathur, '97

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Deere & Company

Raj Kalathur

Raj Kalathur is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Deere & Company, a
position he has held since September 2012. He is responsible for advising the CEO and division
presidents on major financial and strategic growth issues and for managing Deere & Company’s
worldwide financial and planning functions. He is also responsible for business planning and
development and investor relations.

Since joining John Deere in 1996 in the finance function, Kalathur has held positions of
increasing responsibilities in the areas of business development, logistics, operations, marketing, and
general management in U.S. and Mexican locations. He held assignments at Deere & Company as well
as at the Commercial & Consumer Division and Agricultural Division.

In February 2005, Kalathur led an initiative to set up the John Deere Technology Center India
and subsequently led the integration of the Indian Tractor Joint Venture. He was named Managing
Director and CEO, John Deere India in April 2006, with responsibility for the company’s business
activities in India.

Kalathur was appointed Vice President, Sales & Marketing, China/India/South and East
Asia/Sub-Saharan and South Africa for the Agriculture and Turf Division in May 2009. He was named
Deputy Financial Officer for Deere & Company in April 2012.

Kalathur is a native of India and a U.S. citizen. He has a master’s degree in industrial
engineering from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and
services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those
who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically
increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered
innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information,
visit John Deere at its worldwide website at

Day 1: Monday Evening (March 12, 2018)

  • 5:30 pm · Registration and Welcome Reception
  • 6:30 pm · Guests Seated for Dinner
  • 7:20 pm · Remarks
  • 8:00 pm · Q&A
  • 8:15 pm · Closing Remarks
  • 8:20pm · Cocktails and Conversation

Day 2: Tuesday (March 13, 2018)

  • 7:30 am · Breakfast and CFO Networking
  • 8:15 am · Opening Remarks
  • 8:20 am · Session 1: A Discussion of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  • 9:35 am · Break
  • 9:50 am · Session 2: Text-Based Insights into Stock Market Behavior
  • 11:05 am · Group Photo
  • 11:20 am · Lunch and Session 3
  • 12:20 pm · Remarks
  • 1:20 pm · Break
  • 1:35 pm · Session 4: The Evolving World of Amazon
  • 2:50 pm · Break
  • 3:05 pm · Session 5: Technology Management - How the CEO, CFO, and Boards Collaborate on Technology Decisions
  • 4:20 pm · Closing Remarks