The success curve of Swaraj is upward
Whether it is leadership, achieving milestones or empowering lives, Swaraj has always demonstrated progress
THEIR PASSION DRIVES OUR VISION
Mentored by experienced leadership that inspires every Swaraj member to excel.
Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
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.
Chairman – Mahindra Group
Mr. Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of the US $20.7 billion Mahindra Group. His tenure has seen the Group expand in Indian and International market across major industrial sectors from automobiles and agriculture to IT and aerospace. The Group has also grown inorganically through acquisitions such as Ssangyong Motors, Reva Electric Car Company, Satyam Computer Services, Peugeot Motorcycles, Gippsland Aeronautics, Aerostaff Australia, Holiday Club Resorts, and Pininfarina S.p.A. Anand Mahindra is not just an intelligent businessman but also has a charitable personality with over 6 million followers on Twitter. Mr. Mahindra also initiated the Nanhi Kali programme, which, for the last two decades, has provided over 330,000 under-privileged girls access to high quality education.
Dr. Anish Shah
Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Dr. Anish Shah is the Managing Director and CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. 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.
Executive Director (Auto & Farm Sectors)
Rajesh Jejurikar is the President of the Farm Equipment Sector (FES) and a Member of the Group Executive Board. He also takes care of Swaraj Engines Limited and the Mahindra Two Wheelers businesses.
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. Rajesh joined the Automotive Sector as Vice President – Marketing in 2000. His role was expanded in 2003, when he was appointed Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing for the Automotive Sector.
In 2005, Rajesh was given additional responsibility as the Managing Director of Mahindra Renault, where he oversaw the development and launch of the Logan in India. 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 of the Automotive Division.
He is a board member of of several companies including Mahindra USA, Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery Co. Ltd (Japan), Peugeot Motocyles (France), Hisarlar Makine Sanayive Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Turkey), Erkunt Traktor Sanayi A.S. (Turkey), Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, Trringo.com Ltd and Swaraj Engines Ltd.
He is a visiting faculty at S. P. Jain Institute of Management and is on their Governing Body as well.
President - Farm Equipment Sector
Hemant Sikka is President of the Farm Equipment Sector of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and a member of Group Executive Board. He also oversees the Powerol Genset 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. 35,000 Crs 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.
CEO - Swaraj Division
Harish Chavan holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI (Mumbai) as well as Finance from NMIMS (Mumbai). His association with the Mahindra Group is a successful stint of 21 years. Harish currently heads the tractor division of Swaraj Tractors. Under his leadership, Swaraj Tractor has achieved various milestones, including the recent one i.e. production of the 15th lakh tractor, which was none other than Swaraj 735FE, one of the company's highest-selling models.
Chief of Sales and Marketing, Swaraj Division
Rajiv Rellan holds a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a known stalwart of the industry with over 37 years of experience in Automobile & Tractor Industry. His association with Mahindra Group is a successful stint of 20 years. Rajiv currently heads the National Sales & Customer Care for Mahindra and Mahindra, Swaraj Division.