Mahindra Leadership

Mahindra’s leaders set the tone and lead the charge in our aspiration to be one of the world’s 50 most admired global brands by 2021. They direct our focus on technology and innovation, chart our global expansion, and lay the markers for our growth.

Handpicked to contribute their formidable skills to our collective purpose of enabling people everywhere to Rise, our leadership’s depth and breadth has been designed to allow us to reach for the skies - with our feet firmly on the ground.

Anand Mahindra
Anand Mahindra
Executive Chairman - Mahindra Group

Anand Mahindra, the group's Managing Director since 1997, became its Chairman in 2012, a position from where he continues to lead our evolution. As the group's leader-statesman, Anand's tenure has seen us strengthen our presence in India, blaze new trails the world over, and focus on innovation and technology as Mahindra's key drivers in the 21st…

Anand Mahindra

Anand Mahindra, the group's Managing Director since 1997, became its Chairman in 2012, a position from where he continues to lead our evolution. As the group's leader-statesman, Anand's tenure has seen us strengthen our presence in India, blaze new trails the world over, and focus on innovation and technology as Mahindra's key drivers in the 21st century. Anand also spearheads our efforts to codify our philosophy of empowering people everywhere to Rise, and has made Mahindra a coveted, purpose-driven brand. His global perspective has led to a renewed focus on our culture, making Mahindra a great place to work. Mahindra's critical shift in its mind-set, from second-to-none to a global federation of innovative companies, has been Anand's singular achievement.

Anand's career at Mahindra began at Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd., the country's foremost producer of specialty steels, as an Executive Assistant to the then Finance Director. In 1989, he was appointed its President and Deputy Managing Director.

Anand is co-founder of the Harvard Business School Association of India and has served on the Boards of the National Stock Exchange of India and the National Council of Applied Economic Research, as Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Institute of Design, and as a member of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.

Some of his other noteworthy accolades include being listed by Fortune Magazine as among the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (2014) and being voted "Entrepreneur of the Year" at the Forbes India Leadership Awards (2013).

A noted business commentator and humanitarian with over 3.1 million followers on Twitter, Anand frequently makes the case for Indian business at global forums. He initiated the Nanhi Kali programme two decades ago to provide free education to economically under-privileged girls. He's also responsible for one of the largest personal donations overseas by an Indian - an endowment of 10 million USD to the Harvard Humanities Center, which has been renamed as the Mahindra Humanities Center.

Anand graduated with honours (magna cum laude) from Harvard College, Massachusetts, in 1977, and secured an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1981.

Keshub Mahindra
Keshub Mahindra
Chairman Emeritus

With close to seven decades of professional wisdom, Keshub Mahindra is Mahindra’s Chairman Emeritus, our model corporate citizen, and our conscience. Since he joined us in 1947 after graduating from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Keshub has defined not only how big we’ve become - but also how we’ve become big.

Keshub Mahindra

With close to seven decades of professional wisdom, Keshub Mahindra is Mahindra’s Chairman Emeritus, our model corporate citizen, and our conscience. Since he joined us in 1947 after graduating from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Keshub has defined not only how big we’ve become - but also how we’ve become big.

Pawan Goenka
Dr Pawan Kumar Goenka
Managing Director - Mahindra & Mahindra

Dr Pawan Goenka earned his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and PhD from Cornell University, USA. He is also a Graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Mahindra, he had worked with General Motors’ R&D Center in Detroit, from 1979 to 1993. Thereafter, he was appointed as General…

Pawan Goenka

Dr Pawan Goenka earned his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and PhD from Cornell University, USA. He is also a Graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Prior to joining Mahindra, he had worked with General Motors’ R&D Center in Detroit, from 1979 to 1993. Thereafter, he was appointed as General Manager (R&D) in Mahindra. During his R&D tenure, he led the development of the Scorpio – India's first indigenously built SUV. He was appointed COO (Automotive Sector) in April 2003, President (Automotive Sector) in September 2005, President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors) in April 2010, Executive Director and Group President (AFS) in April 2015, and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, in November 2016.

Pawan has been honoured with numerous awards during his illustrious career. He received the Extraordinary Accomplishment Award from General Motors in 1986, the Burt L. Newkirk Award for the year 1987, the Charles L. McCuen Achievement Award from General Motors for the years 1985 and 1991, an Outstanding International Advisor Award from SAE in 1997, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT, Kanpur in 2004. He received the Engineering Excellence Award 2012 from SAE India Foundation. He is a Fellow of SAE International and of The Indian National Academy of Engineers.

 

Pravin Shah
Pravin Shah
President & Chief Executive - Automotive

As the Chief Executive of Mahindra’s Automotive business, Pravin’s mandate is to maintain our leadership status in the Indian UV segment and globalize our automobile business at a rapid rate. Among his many milestones in his 33 years at Mahindra is his close involvement in its evolution as a modern Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Multi-Purpose…

Pravin Shah

As the Chief Executive of Mahindra’s Automotive business, Pravin’s mandate is to maintain our leadership status in the Indian UV segment and globalize our automobile business at a rapid rate. Among his many milestones in his 33 years at Mahindra is his close involvement in its evolution as a modern Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) manufacturer.