A federation of companies, bound by one purpose – to Rise. Inspired by this spirit, our legacy and values,
our goal to always positively impact our partners, stakeholders, communities and the world at large, remains unshakeable.
Every time the society needed us, we stepped in and helped create a new industry. In 1945, our journey commenced with us getting into the steel business, and over time, we expanded to 22 key industries. A need for change in the agricultural practices pushed us to foray into that sector right before the agriculture revolution began in India. We became one of the key torch-bearers of the IT revolution in our country. Our focus now lies in developing alternate energy sources because we believe energy conservation will play a huge role in ensuring a better future – for not just our country and communities, but the entire world.Know more
The next airplane you board, may either be a Mahindra plane or have Mahindra parts in it.Read More
We believe that used vehicles shouldn’t have to compromise on quality of service.Read More
Our work in this space is driven by our goal to equip and empower farmers to ensure their prosperity.Read More
We aim to always make journeys smooth, hassle-free and an experience like no other.Read More
Our focus on enhancing experiences for our customers led us to become India’s first boat-builder in the organized sector.Read More
We’re harnessing alternate energy for a cleaner, greener and a more sustainable future.Read More
We understand the importance of securing the future. So, we forayed into the business of insurance.Read More
As amongst India’s largest 3rd party logistics provider, we offer both, supply chain management and corporate transport solutions.Read More
We got into the gensets business to save businesses from losses due to inefficient DG sets and from power cuts eating into profits.Read More
We’ve made humanity’s innate desire to Rise our driving purpose. We challenge conventional thinking and innovatively use our resources to drive positive change in the lives of our stakeholders and communities across the world, to enable them to Rise. This purpose is why we exist, come to work every day, and strive continuously in delivering our promise.
Blazing New Trails
Making tomorrow happen
Future of Mobility:Driven by Goodness
Moving at the Speed of Life
We believe in being problem solvers. We relentlessly seek to break fresh ground through alternative thinking and ingenious use of resources. It’s this constant want for innovation that drives us forward.
Educating the girl child
Unleashing The Power Of Skills
Reaching the Unreachable
Empowering The Lesser Privileged
Our world gets better every time we choose to do good. In everything we offer, we care for quality but also aim to always improve and transform the lives we touch. We don’t just do business, we constantly create and innovate, to help our customers and communities to Rise.
Our set of core values is the compass that guides our actions, both personal and corporate.
We have always sought the most appropriate people for the job and have given them the freedom and the opportunity to grow under our wings. We support and celebrate innovation, out-of-the-box thinking, well-reasoned risk-taking and reward performance.
We are known in the business community for being an ethics-centric organisation. We have always believed in doing business with a larger social purpose, keeping in mind the welfare and growth of the communities we serve.
At Mahindra, we follow an internal metric called the ‘Customer as Promoter Score’. This is one of the ways in which we measure the success of our businesses by their level of customer-centricity. This is designed around our goal to create and sustain a positive experience for our customers, because of whom we exist and prosper.
We put quality at the forefront, not just in our products but also in our actions and interactions. Each of our businesses achieves its goal through individual strategy, while keeping a close eye on maintaining quality, in every step of the way.
For us, the cornerstone of our business is our human resource – our people. This is not something we merely preach, but something we truly believe in and practice, at all times. We respect the time and efforts of our stakeholders and all our policies are designed, keeping their well-being and betterment in mind.
Meet the people who spur us to our summit, and inspire us to aim higher.
MD & CEO, Mahindra Holidays; President (Leisure & Hospitality Sector) & Vice Chairman, Holiday Club Resorts Oy (Finland)
Executive Vice President & Group Chief Technology Officer & Member of the Group Executive Board
Vice Chairman & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services; President – Financial Services Sector
A renowned philanthropist, Keshub today continues to mentor and guide our growth.
Mr. Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., is a graduate from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, USA. After joining the Company in 1947, he became the Chairman in 1963.
He is a well-known philanthropist who has redefined good corporate governance in India. He has been appointed by the Government of India to serve on many Committees including the Sachar Commission on Company Law & MRTP and the Central Advisory Council of Industries. In 1987, he was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'honneur by the French Government. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Mahindra was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry, New Delhi.
Mr. Mahindra is a member of the Apex Advisory Council of ASSOCHAM and is the President Emeritus of the Employers’ Federation of India. He is an Honorary Fellow of the All India Management Association, New Delhi and a member of the Council of the United World Colleges (International) in the United Kingdom.
He has also served on several Boards and Councils in both the private and public domain, including SAIL, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels, IFC and ICICI. Mr. Mahindra was also the Founder Chairman of HUDCO (Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited); Vice-Chairman of Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd; Chairman Mahindra Ugine Steel Co. Ltd; Director of Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited.
Mr Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of the Mahindra Group, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and Tech Mahindra Limited. His tenure has seen the Group expand domestically and internationally into a range of major industrial sectors, from automobiles and agriculture to IT and aerospace. The Group has also grown inorganically through acquisitions such as Swaraj Tractors, Reva Electric Car Company, Satyam Computer Services, Peugeot Motorcycles, Holiday Club Resorts, and Pininfarina S.p.A.
He has served on several influential bodies, including the Reserve Bank of India Board, UN Global Compact Board, Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the World Bank Group’s Advisory Board for Doing Business. Mr Mahindra has been conferred with the Padma Bhushan Award (2020), India's third-highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the nation in the field of ‘Trade and Industry’.
He has been named in Barron's List of Top 30 CEOs worldwide (2016) and Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (2014). He was appointed ‘Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour’ by the President of the French Republic (2016) and conferred the 'Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy' by the President of Italy (2013).
An incisive business commentator and humanitarian with over 9 million followers on Twitter, Mr Mahindra also initiated the Nanhi Kali programme, which, for the last two decades, has provided over half a million underprivileged girls access to high-quality education. Mr Mahindra is the Chairman of the Board of Naandi Foundation, India’s leading NGO focused on educating girls, skilling youth and providing sustainable livelihoods to small farmers through biodynamic agriculture. Mr Mahindra also serves on the Founders Board of The Rise Fund, a $2 billion impact fund.
Dr. Anish Shah is the Managing Director and CEO of the Mahindra Group. He joined Mahindra Group in 2014, as Group President (Strategy), and worked closely with all businesses on key strategic initiatives, built capabilities such as digitization & data sciences and enabled synergies across group companies. In 2019, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO, with responsibility for the Group Corporate Office and full oversight of all businesses other than the Auto and Farm sectors, as a part of the transition plan to the CEO role.
Anish was President and CEO of GE Capital India from 2009-14, where he led the transformation of the business, including a turnaround of its SBI Card joint venture. His career at GE spanned 14 years, during which he held several leadership positions at GE Capital’s US and global units. As Director, Global Mortgage, he worked across 33 countries to drive growth and manage risk. As Senior Vice President (Marketing and Product Development) at GE Mortgage Insurance, he led various growth initiatives and played a key role in preparing the business for an IPO, as a spinoff from GE. In his initial years with GE, Anish also led Strategy, eCommerce and Sales Force Effectiveness and had the unique experience of running a dot-com business within GE. Anish also received GE’s prestigious Lewis Latimer Award for outstanding utilisation of Six Sigma in developing a “Digital Cockpit.”
He has diverse experience with global businesses beyond GE. He led Bank of America's US Debit Products business, where he launched an innovative rewards program, led numerous initiatives in payment technology and worked closely with various teams across the Bank to enhance value for the customer.
As a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in Boston, he worked across multiple industries, including banking, oil rigs, paper, paint, steam boilers and medical equipment. His first role was with Citibank in Mumbai, where he issued bank guarantees and letters of credit as Assistant Manager, Trade Services.
Anish holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business where his doctoral thesis was in the field of Corporate Governance. He also received a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon and has a post-graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has received various scholarships, including the William Latimer Mellon Scholarship, Industry Scholarship at IIMA, National Talent Search and Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.
Rajesh Jejurikar is Executive Director (Auto & Farm Sectors).
Rajesh has diverse experience across Packaged Goods, Advertising, Media, Automotive and Farm Equipment. He joined Mahindra in 2000 as Vice President – Marketing for Automotive Sector. In 2003, he was appointed Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing. In 2005, he was given additional responsibility as the Managing Director of Mahindra Renault. In 2008, he became Chief of Operations of the Automotive Sector and when Automotive & Farm Equipment Sector (AFS) was formed in 2010, he was appointed Chief Executive for the Automotive Division and Member of the Group Executive Board.
In 2013, Rajesh joined the Farm Equipment Sector as Chief Executive – Tractor & Farm Mechanisation and became the Sector President in 2015.
He is a Director on the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and serves on the boards of several Mahindra Group companies in India as well as overseas.
An MBA from S P Jain Institute of Management, Rajesh attended the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship to study at the Manchester Business School, UK.
He is a Member of the Executive Committee of The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and has represented the Tractor Manufacturers Association (TMA) in India as its President on the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2016 and 2017. He has been a Member of the CII National Council on Agriculture and is on the Governing Council of S P Jain Institute of Management.
Rajesh has been honored by AsiaOne magazine as the “Global Indian of the Year 2020-21”. The award recognizes distinguished global leaders whose valuable contributions have made an indelible mark on the global business dais.
SP Shukla is Member of the Group Executive Board of Mahindra Group and as Group President, he is responsible for the Defence, Aero & Agri sector. In this position, he is Chairman of the Boards of several companies engaged in designing and producing armoured vehicles, radars, naval systems, aerostructures and special alloy steel. He also has responsibility of several companies involved in Mahindra’s agri-business portfolio. In that capacity, he is Chairman of Mahindra EPC Irrigation. Additionally, he also serves as Chairman of Mahindra CIE Automotive, India.
After studying at IIT BHU and IIM A, he has over 41 years of experience in managing large projects and operations. He has been a top professional in the field of Aerospace & Defence, Automotive Tyres, and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sectors in India.
Prior to his current role, he served as President of Group Strategy and Chief Brand officer of the Mahindra Group. He oversaw and orchestrated a complete makeover of the visual identity of the Mahindra Group. It was during this period that Group Strategy Office launched and institutionalized Rise Prize (with Prize money of US $1 Million) that aims to foster and develop the innovation eco-system in India. He was also responsible for Mahindra Racing portfolio – both MotoGP (Motorcycle) and Formula E (Electric Cars) in his capacity as Chief Brand Officer.
He also served as Chairman of Group Brand Council and Member of the Investment Committee of Mahindra Partners whose portfolio includes Retail, Solar Energy, Logistics and Boats. He has also served as Director on the Boards of Group companies such as Bristlecone, USA & Mahindra Retail & Mahindra First Choice Services, India. He is also a Director on the Boards of CIE Automotive, Spain. His other responsibilities in the Group have included serving as Chairman of Group Sustainability Council and Chairman of Innovation Academy.
He is affiliated with several renowned industry forums. He is a member of the Indo-French CEOs Forum, India-Israel CEOs Forum, India-Germany CEOs Forum & India-Spain CEOs Forum. He also holds the position of President – Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM). He has earlier served as Chairman of Ficci National Committee on Defence & Aerospace. He has also served as a member of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India.
Abanti Sankaranarayanan, leads Group Public Affairs (India & international), Group Sustainability and Group Risk & Economist functions at Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. She is also a member of the Group Executive Board.
Prior to joining Mahindra, she was Head of the Strategy and Corporate Affairs function at Diageo India and a member of its Executive Committee. Her responsibilities included Alcohol Policy, Regulatory & Trade matters, Market Access, Corporate Communications & Reputation and programs to address alcohol misuse, champion responsible consumption and deliver Social Impact. As head of Strategy, she led the strategy development and execution for Diageo’s business in India. Prior to this, Abanti was Managing Director, Diageo India Pvt Ltd, leading Diageo’s business mandate for international spirits in India.
Abanti joined Diageo in June 2010 as the Marketing and Innovation Director responsible for building Diageo’s iconic global brands like Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, VAT 69 and Cîroc.
Prior to Diageo, Abanti served as a member of the Tata Administrative Service (TAS) cadre since 1992, in an illustrious career where she held key roles managing some of the best-known consumer brands of the Tata Group in India, United Kingdom and the United States. In her 17-year career with the Tata group, Abanti worked across various companies such as Tata Global Beverages, London, the Taj Group of Hotels- Mumbai & New York, Tata Housing & Tata Finance in Mumbai.
Abanti’s contribution to the business have been recognized by Fortune India (The Most Powerful Women in Business; 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016), IMPACT (50 Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising; 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017), India Today (India’s 25 Most Influential Women, 2013) and Fast Company, New York (100 Most Creative People in Business, 2012).
Abanti is an Economics Graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
Amit Kumar Sinha is a member of Group Executive Board. Amit joined Mahindra in November 2020. In his current role, he is leading the Group Strategy Office and works with Group’s overall portfolio of businesses for growth over the short and long-term. He also champions the International Council and helps coordinate international synergies across geographies. His portfolio includes the Risk and Economist functions. Amit also leads the Group’s sustainability efforts. Amit is a Director on boards of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited, Mahindra Logistics Limited, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Limited, Fifth Gears Ventures Limited & Mahindra Susten Private Limited.
Prior to joining Mahindra, Amit Sinha was a Senior Partner and Director with Bain & Company. Over 18 years at Bain, he led some of their largescale strategy, organization, digital and performance improvement engagements. He has also led several commercial due diligences and full potential transformation projects for global Private Equity funds. Amit started his career with Tata Motors and worked with IGate Patni (now Capgemini) in technology leadership roles in India, Singapore and US.
Amit holds dual MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Finance and Strategy, where he was a Palmer scholar and received Siebel Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. Amit is also an Ananta Aspen Fellow as part of their India leadership fellowship program.
Ashok holds a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the renowned VJTI, Mumbai and a Master's in Management Studies from the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He is also a certified six sigma black belt from the Motorola University.
Prior to joining Mahindra, he has held successful leadership positions in various Indian and multinational corporations like Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co, Videocon International, and Daewoo Electronics.
Since 1998, he has been with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and has headed diverse functions including sales, channel, marketing, quality and strategy, where he contributed significantly to increasing Mahindra's market share in the tractor business and in sustaining its leadership position. Ashok has been instrumental in winning the Japan Quality Medal for the tractor business and in developing an integrated 'One Mahindra' strategy for the Automotive and Farm Equipment sectors in South Asia and Africa.
Under his leadership, Mahindra's Agri-business portfolio, comprising fruits, Micro irrigation, seeds, crop protection inputs, has been working tirelessly to deliver prosperity to farmers across the globe. Today, Mahindra Agri is one of India's largest fruit exporter with a strong customer base in Europe and South East Asia.
Arvind Subramanian is the Managing Director & CEO of Mahindra Lifespaces and a Member of the Group Executive Board of the Mahindra Group. Arvind joined Mahindra Lifespaces in 2018 as CEO of Mahindra Happinest, the affordable housing business.
Arvind’s interest in the intersection between business growth and social impact dates back to his time as Managing Director & Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). At BCG, Arvind was the global topic leader for the ‘Next Billion Consumers’, picked by Financial Times as one of The Fifty Ideas That Shaped Business Today. He was also tasked with setting up and leading BCG’s Centre for Customer Insight which integrated proprietary consumer insight research with strategy development. Arvind led the Technology Media and Telecom practice at BCG in India for several years. Arvind has been a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, and has authored several op-eds, articles and reports on Digital India, the Next Billion Consumers, and the Future of Real Estate. Arvind is currently co-Chair of CII’s Urban Development and Smart Cities Council and serves on IGBC’s Executive Board.
Arvind started his professional career with the Tata Administrative Service, the central management cadre of the Tata Group, and was Regional CEO at a leading real estate developer prior to joining the Mahindra Group. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Asha Kharga is the Chief Customer & Brand Officer for the Mumbai based Mahindra Group. She is responsible for stewarding the Corporate Brand and building organisation capability to repivot brands on customer experience, in a rapidly evolving economic and social marketplace.
Asha’s broad business experience across large organisations and her track-record in driving change at scale, is critical to lead the transformation of Mahindra into a future-fit, purpose-led organisation at the leading edge of customer experience. Asha is on the Group Executive Board and as a part of her larger mandate oversees Corporate Communications, the Strategic Digital Intelligence Cell and Mahindra Racing. She is also responsible for Mahindra’s Customer Data Platform – the largest repository of the entire Groups’ customer data that offers cutting-edge customer analytics to drive business impact for Group Companies.
Asha serves on the Boards of several Mahindra Companies including Mahindra Lifespaces, which is a listed company on the Stock Exchange.
Asha has 25 years of rich experience that spans FMCG, financial services and advertising. She joined the Mahindra Group from Axis Bank where she was the Executive Vice-President and Group Chief Marketing Officer for the Bank and its subsidiaries. Before Axis Bank, she was with Unilever for almost a decade in a variety of brand and marketing roles. She is seasoned in building trusted brands that include new category adoption as well as driving exponential growth on large brands. She led the consumer & customer centricity agenda at HUL and launched Unilever’s sustainability living plan in India. Her last role in Hindustan Unilever Ltd. was as Marketing Director of the 600 mln euros (2016 figures) tea business for South Asia.
Asha spent the first decade of her career with leading advertising agencies that include Leo Burnett, J Walter Thompson and TBWA, and has worked on brands like Lux, Close-Up, Tide, Mattel Toys, Nivea, Samsonite, Sony Entertainment Television, Frooti, and Swissair amongst a host of others. Externally, she has been recognised as India’s Top 20 Most Influential Women in Marketing & Advertising, by Business World.
Asha is an MBA in Marketing from Mumbai University. One of her greatest personal beliefs is that solidarity between women can be a potentially transforming force and hence helping young women leaders reach their true potential is a personal motivation.
A lifelong learner and a disrupter is what best describes CP. An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian Corporate History - the acquisition and merger of Satyam.
His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading digital IT solution providers of India.
In a career spanning 40+ years, CP has held several leading positions with Hewlett Packard Ltd, Perot Systems (India) Ltd. and HCL Corporation Ltd. CP has also served as a Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2016-2017. An outstanding people manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He has always focused on his team’s strength to bring out the best in them. 'Work hard and play hard' is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion.
A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, he is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute. CP has also been felicitated with an honorary Doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology and Sharda University. He is on the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, a promoter of Tech Mahindra Limited. His passion for education is resonated in the various honorary positions he holds - He is on the board of Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI) & a member of the Board of Management of Mahindra University, a private university promoted by MEI to educate future citizens for and of a better world. He is also the Chairman of IIM Nagpur and the Founding Trustee of Plaksha University.
CP’s endeavours are self-explanatory which won him numerous accolades that include winning Gold at the CEO World Awards 2018 for his Organization’s Wide Reskilling Initiative and the Business Today 'Best CEO' Awards 2019 in the IT & ITES category. His clinical leadership strategies have always been honored at various platforms over the years counting in the 'Asia One Global Indian of the Year - Technology' in 2016, 'Best CEO of the Year' at the Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2015, Business Standard 'CEO of the Year' in 2014, Ernst and Young 'Entrepreneur of the Year, CNBC Asia's ‘India Business Leader of the Year', Dataquest 'IT person of the Year' - in 2013.
CP strongly believes in promoting child education. He is on the Board of an active member of the Tech Mahindra Foundation – launched in 2007 to help the underprivileged children with 116,000 beneficiaries & counting. CP, along with his wife Anita, have founded 'Titliyan', an NGO located in Noida spreading smiles, happiness and education to more than 240 under privileged children – a dream project for the Gurnanis.
CP is highly active on social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn and you can connect and follow him on the same.
CP's Twitter handle - @C_P_Gurnani
CP's LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cp-gurnani-b4500348/
Hemant Sikka is President of the Farm Equipment Sector of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and a member of Group Executive Board. He also oversees the PowerolGenset Business. Hemant also serves on the boards of several group companies.
Mahindra is a USD 20.7 bn federation of companies based in Mumbai, India, that employs more than 240,000 people in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company; by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, aerospace, commercial vehicles, components, defense, logistics, real estate, renewable energy, speedboats and steel, amongst other businesses.
Prior to this Hemant was President-Chief Purchase Officer and managed a spend of Rs.35,000Crs for the Auto & Farm Sectors and led the business of Genset & Spares. He was earlier Head Purchase - SsangYong Motors, South Korea, a group subsidiary of Mahindra and played a key role in the purchasing domain by building strong business relationships with Korean suppliers and led the SsangYong purchase team in significantly reducing material costs.
Before his assignment in SsangYong Motors, Hemant was Head Manufacturing - Automotive Sector. He focused on workmen involvement in improving quality and concluded long term wage agreements with workmen unions.
Previously spent 9 years with automobile company, Maruti Suzuki.
In 2013, he has been awarded the Procurement Excellence Award at the maiden Procurement Leaders Asia Pacific Awards in Singapore.
Hemant enjoys sports and watching movies. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and two daughters
Kavinder Singh is the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL). He is a Member of the Group Executive Board (GEB) of Mahindra Group, President (Leisure & Hospitality Sector) and ViceChairman of Holiday Club Resorts Oy (Finland).
He also Chairs the Customer Experience Academy of Mahindra Group. His aim is to develop Mahindra Holidays into a world class vacation ownership company, focused on creating differentiated experiences for Club Mahindra members.
With more than 33 years of extensive consumer experience in the FMCG and hospitality, Kavinder has worked at Asian Paints, ITC Ltd and Pidilite Industries. In his 17-year career at ITC, he was heading the Biscuits and Confectionery business and played a crucial role in setting up and building the 'Sunfeast' biscuits business. At Pidilite, he initiated the 'Strategic Initiatives Group' and led the transformational Corporate Strategic Initiatives.
Kavinder is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal and has attended the General Management Program at Wharton School of Business. Kavinder has completed a Mahindra Group,18-month Future Leadership Program at IMD Lausanne, Yale School of Management and MLU Nashik.
A voracious reader, Kavinder is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys traveling and exploring new destinations.
Mr Manoj Bhat is the Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Group Executive Board of the Mahindra Group. Manoj leads the Mahindra Group’s finance vertical. He collaborates with all the Group companies finance leadership teams on strategy, governance, and controllership; providing leadership on all aspects related to financial planning & analysis, financial reporting, business planning, tax management, fund raising, investor relations and treasury operations. Manoj is a director on the boards of Tech Mahindra, Pininfarina S.p.A, Classic Legends, Smartshift Logistics Solutions and Mahindra Susten to name a few.
In his prior role, Manoj was the Chief Financial Officer at Tech Mahindra, responsible for the Finance and Secretarial functions across 160 subsidiaries and over 90 countries. In his 15 years at Tech Mahindra , he has had responsibilities for various functions like Finance, Corporate Planning & Development, M&A and Strategy. Manoj started his career with HCL Perot Systems and worked in various finance leadership roles across multiple geographies.
Manoj has a Bachelor’s in Technology degree from IIT Mumbai and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Bangalore.
An ICT industry veteran, Manoj has, over the last 37 years, managed and led businesses to achieve pole position, across Technology & Services Domains. His experience spans diverse business segments including Systems Integration, Compute, Satellite Communications, Networking, Information Infrastructure and Global IT Services. He has worked extensively with both Indian and Global Majors.
Starting his career with HCL and then moving to Wipro where he worked for 14 years, Manoj switched gears and worked with Global High-Tech Firms – Cisco Systems and EMC as their President for the India & SAARC Region and subsequently as their Regional President (Global Accounts) – Asia Pacific.
Prior to Leading Mahindra Group’s Public Affairs, Manoj was the President - Enterprise Business for Tech Mahindra, where he was helping customers across 70 Global Markets to leverage Digital Disruption for business success. In the past, Manoj was also the Regional President for EMC- Asia Pacific, where he led their Global Accounts.
Manoj is credited with being the Pioneer of Internet Revolution in India. Under Manoj’s leadership, India witnessed the birth and creation of over 100,000 Networking Professionals, who drove India’s march to leadership in the Connected World, in the 2000s'.
Manoj has been bestowed with several industry accolades. He has been recognized as one of the top ten people to have shaped the last decade of the Indian IT industry by DataQuest. Amity bestowed him with the Leadership Award for Excellence in the IT Sector. He is also the recipient of the Business Wizard of the Year 2013 Award from VAR India. In the past, Manoj has also been awarded the "Best IT Man of the year" by the National Foundation of Indian Engineers and conferred an Honorary Fellowship of the e-Information Systems, Security and Audit Association (eISSA), besides other laurels.
Manoj has also been on the Executive Board of the American Chambers of Commerce in India (AMCHAM) for six years and was its past Vice Chairman. He also served as the Chairman of SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) India.
Manoj is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and is based in New Delhi, India.
Mohit is responsible for driving the group’s ambitious digital transformation agenda working closely with the group businesses and by leveraging emerging technologies to create new business models and transform customer experiences across the diverse set of companies.
Mohit is a part of the Group Executive Board and Director on the board of Mahindra Intertrade Limited & Bristlecone Limited. Mohit also chairs the AI & digital tech committee at FICCI.
Mohit joined the Mahindra Group in October 2020 from DBS Bank where he was the head of technology optimization and head of Asia Hub at Hyderabad. He led the development of digital banking capabilities focusing on technology innovation across Data/AI, Cloud, DevOps amongst other deep engineering areas.
Mohit brings with him over 30 years of experience in Global Technology & Operations with the last 17 years in Banking and financial services industry.
Prior to joining DBS, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Bank of Americas global business services across the world and the CIO for Mphasis before that.
Mohit is electronics engineer with advanced management and leadership certification from Cornell and Georgia Tech.
Mr. Parag Shah is the Managing Partner of Mahindra Partners, the 1 Bn USD Private Equity and Venture Capital division of the 20.7 Bn USD Mahindra Group. In a career spanning over 20 years, Parag has held various positions with the Mahindra Group. He has extensive experience in building new businesses, startups, turn arounds, joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions.
Parag is a Director on several Mahindra Group & portfolio companies such as Mahindra Logistics (Listed), Mahindra Intertrade, Mahindra Susten, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers, Mahindra Marine, Mahindra Retail, Mahindra Consulting Engineers, Mahindra Waste to Energy & New Delhi Centre for Sight. He is the Group lead for business representation in Israel. He is also an Independent Director on the board of HDFC AMC Ltd.
Parag is one of the chief architects of Mahindra Partners. The Division adapts the Group’s unique strengths of constant innovation, prudence and creative business models with a mandate of incubating new ventures for the Group. Mahindra Partners accelerates value creation through a diversified global portfolio of emergent businesses spanning various industry sectors like Cleantech, Steel, Retail, Consulting, Media, Healthcare, Boat Manufacturing, Conveyor Systems, Recycling, AI & Analytics.
Prior to his current assignment, Parag worked for the Office of the Vice Chairman & Managing Director and was involved in New Business Development and strategy for the Group. He joined the Group in 1999 as Chief Executive Officer of Officemartindia Ltd.
Parag holds a BS Degree in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology with special electives in Psychology and Manufacturing Technology. He is also a graduate of the General Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Parag has been recognized by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart as India’s Top 40 Business Leaders under the age of 40. He was also featured by India Today as ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ in their anniversary issue. Parag has been an Executive Committee Member of the CII National Committee on Private Equity and Venture Capital, FICCI Solar Energy Task Force, CII National Committee on Renewable Energy, American Alumni Association in addition to other external associations. He is part of the CII National Healthcare Council. He is also an angel investor & is on the advisory board of Trustees of The IndUS Entrepreneurs, Mumbai (TiE).
Parag is affiliated with various NGO associations such as Sabarkanta Relief Committee and S&G Charitable Trust. He has also been a Founder Director of “Executives Without Borders”, an NGO based in USA.
Rajeshwar Tripathi is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Auto & Farm Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Over the span of his career he has worked in multiple industries and locations and with different cultures including global geographies thus imbibing the spirit and essence of diversity.
In his current role Rajeshwar is responsible for leading Human Resource Function for all the Businesses in the two sectors, globally. He has been at the forefront of leading and managing Mergers & Acquisitions both in India and international locations. He has steered several complex organization restructuring projects besides leading several flagship programs in Mahindra like Organization Simplicity, HR Transformation & Digitization and Mahindra Rise. Driven by the purpose of enhancing the last mile delivery of HR for differentiated employee experience, Rajeshwar has envisaged and led the conceptualization & execution of the HR Shared Services for M&M which is one of the largest in manufacturing sector in the country.
Rajeshwar is an eminent member of Apex Business and Strategy Councils in Mahindra including the Group Executive Board (GEB) and a member on the board of few Companies within the group. He also chairs the Diversity Council as well as Employee Relations Council for Mahindra Group. .
Rajeshwar has been awarded the CXO Award by the World Auto Forum, under the HR CXO category.
Prior to being with Mahindra, Rajeshwar has worked with Eicher Motors Ltd. as the Head of Human Resources for the Commercial Vehicle Business. His earlier stints include organizations such as Jindal SAW Pipes, Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and Cement Corporation of India (CCI).
He advocates “Listening to the conscience” as the source of your own purpose in life.
Rajeshwar is a family man and enjoys travelling with his wife and spending time with his two children.
Ramesh’s key mandate at Mahindra is to drive inclusive growth, aligned to our guiding belief of delivering rural prosperity. He has been instrumental in building Mahindra Finance into one of India’s leading rural finance companies, since 1994. The experience comes in handy when managing a team of over 30,000 employees, spread across 1,400 branches across the country. Ramesh’s efforts have led not only to the creation of a potentially global financial services powerhouse, but also supported the rapid expansion of our mobility and tractor businesses.
Ramesh manages the Financial Services Sector of the Mahindra Group which includes Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited and its subsidiaries, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited, Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited, Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited and Mahindra Trustee Company Private Limited. He also oversees the operations of Mahindra Finance USA, LLC., a U.S. joint venture with De Lage Landen Financial Services Inc., (DLLFS) a whollyowned subsidiary of the Rabobank Group.
Ramesh has been closely involved in the development of the country’s dynamic financial services sector, affecting policy change as the Chairman of the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC). He is a member of the National Committee on Financial Inclusion and Digitisation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)and also serves as the Co-Chairman of the NBFC Committee of IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is also a member of the Banking & Finance Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), and the Taskforce of NBFCs of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Apart from the Financial Services Sector, Ramesh is also on the Advisory Boards of various Educational Institutions like IITB-Washington University and Vidyalankar Institute of Technology – School of Management. He also serves on the boards of several Mahindra Group Companies.
Ramesh Iyer is a recipient of various prestigious awards like: ‘Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (APEA) 2017 INDIA’, ‘Best CEO – Financial Services Sector Mid Cap’ awarded by Business Today, ‘CEO – FINANCIAL SERVICES’ at the CEO AWARDs organized by CEO India magazine and also featured among Business Today’s top 40 BFSI CEOs of India and Business World’s Most Valuable CEOs - 2019. The Company under his leadership was honoured with the Forbes India “Conscious Capitalist of the Year” Award 2016.
A commerce graduate, Ramesh has an MBA from Mumbai University and is an alumnus of several management and leadership programs conducted in India, the US, France, and China by institutions like IIM (Bangalore), Michigan Business School, Harvard Business School and IMD, Switzerland.
Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan (Ram) is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Mahindra Logistics Ltd. He has over two decades of relevant industry experience spanning Automotive, Paper and the Energy sectors.
During his career, Ram worked with Tata Administrative Services (TAS), Cummins Inc. and Schneider Electric. Ram has also served on the boards of Dodla Dairy Ltd., International Paper Holdings Asia Singapore Pte Ltd. and EROEI Power Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Ram is a partner in SVP India, a strategic philanthropic organisation and was actively involved in the International Paper India Foundation as a Chairman. He volunteers his time for the cause of education and is on the Advisory Board of WWF – India.
Ruzbeh is the President – Group Human Resources since April 2020. He is also responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Infrastructure Services. He is a member of Mahindra’s Group Executive Board.
Ruzbeh joined the Mahindra Group in 2007, as Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy, heading the Group's Strategy function. He became the Chief Brand Officer of the Group. During that time he spearheaded Mahindra's entry into racing and led the development of the Group's brand position and core purpose, 'Rise'. He then moved to head International Operations for the Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors of M&M. Subsequentially he led the Group Corporate Brand, PR and Communications, Ethics as well as Mahindra’s Racing team.
Ruzbeh completed his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bombay University in 1983. He went on to receive his Masters in Management Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai in 1985. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Post his Master's degree, Ruzbeh worked with Hindustan Lever and Unilever for close to 22 years, across geographies, in marketing, customer management and general management. This included stints as Marketing Manager – Home and Personal Care (with Unilever Central Asia), Regional Manager – Western India (with Hindustan Lever), Vice President – Customer Development (with Unilever’s Africa Regional Group), and Customer Development Director on the Board of Unilever Maghreb.
Veejay Ram Nakra is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Automotive Division of Mahindra & Mahindra and also a member of Mahindra’s Group Executive Board. His portfolio consists of multiple domestic and global business segments which includes Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles (HCVs, LCVs, SCVs, & Vans, etc.), and Construction Equipment. Veejay is Chairman of the board of directors for Mahindra and Mahindra South Africa, Mahindra Ideal Lanka, and Mahindra eMarket. He is also a Director on the boards of Mahindra Electric Mobility and NBS international.
Veejay has held various strategic positions over the past 25 years at M&M. Early in his career, he was a part of the core team that developed and launched the Scorpio. After establishing the Scorpio, as its first brand manager, he was responsible for Mahindra’s international business in Sub Sahara Africa region as CEO, Mahindra South Africa. On his return to India, Veejay held the National Sales Head- Automotive Division position, which was followed by a stint as Head-Sales & After-Sales. His last role, before becoming the Chief Executive, was that of Chief-Sales & Marketing Officer of the Auto Division.
Veejay is a member of the SIAM Executive Committee. He has been associated with Antarang (an NGO) and is passionate about personally mentoring young minds for career planning and skill-building for higher employability.
Veejay is a graduate in mechanical engineering from MIT, Manipal & a full-time PGDBA in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai. He has attended several international leadership development programs, such as Mahindra Universe at Harvard in 2013 and 2019. Veejay was, also, part of the Future Leaders Program in 2016-17, a joint initiative among M&M, Yale University, and IMD Switzerland.
Velusamy R, designated as Chief Of Global Product Development heads the product development for Auto Sector at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Velu has over 25 years of experience in Vehicle and Powertrain development. He started his career in M&M in the year 1996 in Powertrain development. He is credited as the Brain behind the Mahindra state of Art M-Hawk Engines. He went on to hold various senior level positions at M&M Powertrain division, becoming the head of Vehicle Product development for Automotive Division in the year 2018. Under his leadership in Product Development M&M Has launched various flagship products like Marazzo, XUV300, All New Thar & the recent Blockbuster product, XUV700 which set various Industry Benchmark & marked a new beginning for Mahindra and SUV Segment in India.
He also heads the Component Development & Material Management Division (CDMM) for Auto Sector. He is the Chairperson & Board of Director for Mahindra North America Technical Centre (MNATC) & Director on the Board of Automobili Pininfarina GMBH.
He also contributes to various Industry and academia bodies. He is the Co-Chairman for SIAM Energy & Conservation Group and the Industry Chair for Virginia Tech India Centre.
Velu completed his B.Sc., from University of Madras & B-Tech., Automobile Engg at Anna University, Chennai. He has completed Advance Management Program at Wharton Business School, Mahindra Universe program at Harvard university. He also underwent Global Program for Management Development at Michigan Ross School of Business. He was Part of Mahindra Future Leadership Program (FLP).
Velu lives in Chennai with His Wife Suguna & their two Children. He spends his free time in Solving Complex Problems, Reading & Teaching Physics and testing Present and Future Mahindra Products.
Vinod Sahay is President & Chief Procurement Officer of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and is also member of Group Executive Board (GEB) of Mahindra group.
In his current role, Vinod manages a spend of approx. Rs. 45,000 Cr for the Auto and Farm Sectors across 3 major verticals of Vehicle parts, systems, software and solutions Sourcing, Capex Sourcing and Services Sourcing. He also leads the Spares Business Unit of M&M.
Prior to this he was CEO of Mahindra Trucks & Buses Division and Mahindra Construction Equipment Division, where he played a key role in strategizing & executing business turnaround in terms of profitability, volume & market share growth.
Vinod joined Mahindra in 2015 as COO of Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited and was elevated as CEO of Two-Wheeler Business in 2016. Vinod also served on the board of Peugeot Scooters, France and played a key role for developing turnaround strategy and its implementation.
Prior to joining Mahindra, Vinod was with Tata Motors for 17 years and handled different leadership roles of Business Head with P&L responsibility, Strategy, Sales & Marketing and Product Planning & Management.
Vinod’s strength lies in strategic business planning and creating solutions and strategies for being future-ready and executing them for targeted results. He is known for creating and nurturing high performance, self-motivated, empowered teams.
Vinod has a Bachelor’s in Physics from Delhi University and Master’s in International Business and Marketing from Symbiosis, Pune. He is a Fulbright CII Fellowship Scholar from Institute of International Education – New York / Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
Vinod has been recognized as India’s most Inspirational Business Leader by White Page International. He actively participates in World Economic Forum and World Bank Group interviews, working groups and community discussions, which contributed to the development of the Resiliency Compass and the release of white paper on Financing Resilience in Post-COVID-19 Manufacturing and Supply Systems.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Swatika and two children. Vinod enjoys listening to soft music & ghazals.
Vivek Agarwal is the President – BFSI, HLS and Corporate Development for Tech Mahindra. He is responsible for creating a robust and differentiated portfolio of offerings for our clients in each vertical, and organic and inorganic investments for building capability. He also oversees our Portfolio Investments, including effective integration and realization of synergies and business objectives.
Vivek has been with Tech Mahindra since 2004 and took a 2-year sabbatical in between to create an early-stage technology venture. He has been an integral part of Tech Mahindra’s journey over the last 10 years, leading and structuring some of the largest multi-year outsourcing deals and some of our marquee acquisitions. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Tech Mahindra’s European Telecom business. He has a rich multi-functional experience and brings sharp commercial acumen.
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