Sudeepta Mohapatra loves the thrill of the chase

Published: May 21, 2024

image-20240521121535-1Whether it’s tracking ever-evolving geopolitical dynamics and changing market conditions, or the next great place to live, Sudeepta Mohapatra loves the thrill of the chase. An active member of our Asians @ Nutrien employee resource group and a frequent participant in community events, including Calgary Corporate Challenge, we’re glad Su has put down roots at Nutrien.

What does a “Senior Analyst, Market Research” do?

In my role I track the global agricultural fundamentals that help in predicting short to long-term trends driving the future direction of the global agriculture industry. I also develop and update various economic models. These models are used to estimate and predict crop input expenditure in our global key markets to support financial forecasts and corporate strategy.  

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

It allows me to perform tasks each day that benefit others, including other teams at Nutrien and our end customer - the farmer! To add to the fun is the constant thrill that comes from tracking the ever-evolving geopolitical dynamics and changing market conditions.


Did you always see yourself working in agriculture?

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Diploma in GIS & Remote Sensing from India. But, as life would have it, I had been working in various capacities in the energy consulting sector until I joined Nutrien. My grandparents on both my maternal and paternal sides were farmers and having a deep connection with the farming sector, I had been yearning to join the agribusiness industry all these years.

How did your career path lead you to Nutrien?

Getting into Nutrien was a result of a very strategically thought out and planned process, driven by the strong desire to be in the ag industry. My MBA at the University of Calgary, and my work experience in tariff and commodities, data analysis, regulatory and market research were helpful in landing my current role at Nutrien.

How do you think representation helps people from underrepresented groups in agriculture to see the possibility of a career at Nutrien? How does it help instill a sense of belonging at Nutrien?

Representation is very important. When people from underrepresented groups see people like them taking up responsible positions in the field of agriculture, they are more likely to feel confident, identify with and be able to imagine themselves as belonging in agriculture.

What is a fun fact about you that people may not know?

I had not lived in one place for more than two years since 2007 and had been moving/changing cities through India, the US and Canada until I reached Calgary in 2020.This city seems to have broken the nomadic spell!