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Mumbai, NFAPost: The Board of Directors of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, an Indian multinational corporation, one of the largest vehicle manufacturers by production in India and the largest manufacturer of tractors in the world, announced that Anish Shah presently the Deputy Managing Director and Group Chief Financial Officer would take over as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 2, 2021.

This follows the top management succession announcement dated December 20, 2019. In November, when Anand Mahindra transitions to the role of Non-Executive Chairman, Anish Shah will become the first professional MD and CEO in the history of the Mahindra Group to have complete oversight of and responsibility for the Mahindra Group businesses.

Pawan Goenka will retire as the MD and CEO, and Member of the Board of Directors of M&M Ltd effective April 2, 2021. In his role as the MD and CEO, he had an oversight of the Automobile and Farm Equipment sectors. Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director will take full charge of these sectors and will report to Anish Shah.

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra expressed his sincere gratitude for the accomplishment of Pawan Goenka.

Accomplishment

“On behalf of the Board, I salute the work accomplished by Pawan throughout his twenty-seven years career in the company, which has resulted in its strong growth. My gratitude to him for making the transition as smooth and seamless as possible throughout the last year,” said Anand Mahindra.

He further said one of the reasons we had succeeded and thrived over the past 75 years was that the company was good at introducing change in the right measure at the right time.

“Anish Shah is the right leader for the Mahindra Group. As the MD and CEO, he will have a complete oversight of all Mahindra Group businesses including our Global operations, the transformation agenda and, synergizing and driving several strategic programs,” said Anand Mahindra.

Spirit of Rise

He also pointed out that Anish Shah embodies the spirit of Rise and brings an exceptional leadership track record, strong international exposure and a unique ability to forge long-standing relationships with the company’s customers, partners and our employees. “I believe that there is no better person to lead Mahindra into the future,” he said.

Commenting on his appointment, Anish Shah said he is humbled and deeply honoured to lead the Mahindra Group, an extraordinary organisation whose real wealth lies in its people who embody its core values and live its purpose every day.

“I look forward to working closely with Anand and all my colleagues to write a new chapter of growth and to drive positive change in the lives of our stakeholders to enable them to Rise,” said Anish Shah.

Anish Shah is currently the Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO for the Mahindra Group. He joined Mahindra in 2015 as the Group President -Strategy, where he led strategy development; built capabilities such as digitisation and data sciences; enabled synergies across Group companies and managed the Risk and performance review organisations.

Leadership position

Prior to joining Mahindra, Anish was President and CEO of GE Capital India, 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. He also has diverse experience with global businesses beyond GE. He led Bank of America’s US Debit Products business. He started his career with Citibank in Mumbai before moving to Boston with Bain & Company as a strategy consultant.

Anish received a Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, a  Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon and a post-graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

The Mahindra Group is a $19.4 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities.

The company 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 renewable energy, agribusiness, logistics and real estate development.  Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 2,56,000 people across 100 countries.

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