Dr. Anish Shah is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited(“M&M”), with responsibility for the Group Corporate Office and full oversight of all businesses other than the Auto and Farm sectors. His prior role was Group President (Strategy), where he led strategy development; built capabilities such as digitization and data sciences; enabled synergies across Group companies and managed the Risk and performance review organisations.
Dr. Anish Shah was appointed on the Board of Mahindra Logistics effective 2 April, 2021. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Mahindra Logistics Board.
He is also a Director on the Board of other listed companies of the Mahindra Group (including Tech Mahindra Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited and Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited).
Dr. Shah 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, Dr. Anish Shah also led Strategy, eCommerce and Sales Force Effectiveness and had the unique experience of running a dot-com business within GE. Dr. Anish Shah also received GE’s prestigious Lewis Latimer Award for outstanding utilisation of Six Sigma in developing a “Digital Cockpit.”
He also 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.
Dr. Anish Shah 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 Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon and has a postgraduate 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.
Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan has two decades of global business leadership experience spanning the Automotive, Energy, and Paper sectors. He started his career with the Tata Group and his other stints include positions with Cummins Inc., International Paper Co., and Schneider Electric. He was Chairman & Managing Director of International Paper APPM Ltd, a listed company. His areas of expertise include strategy and planning, business management, international operations, and operations transformation.
He was appointed on the Board of Mahindra Logistics effective 4 February, 2020 and is also a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Risk Management Committee of the Board.
He serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of LORDS Freight (India) Private Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of Dodla Dairy Limited.
He is a partner in SVP India, a strategic philanthropic organisation, and is on the Advisory Board of WWF-India.
He holds an MBA degree in Finance and Strategy from TA Pai Management Institute, India, and a bachelors’ degree in Commerce from the University of Bangalore. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School-Executive Strategy Program (2007).
Mr. Naveen Raju was appointed on the Board of Mahindra Logistics as Non-Executive Director effective 3 September 2020. He is a Member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board.
Naveen is General Counsel and Executive Vice President – Group Legal Affairs at Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.
Naveen Raju has more than two decades of experience in working with leading Indian private sector companies and started his career in 1996 as in-house counsel with Associated Cement Companies, before moving to Crompton Greaves. In the year 2000, he joined as Head of Legal for the oil and gas business at Reliance Industries. He moved to Mahindra in 2014 and since coming on board has been instrumental in implementing a vision to fully integrate the corporate legal function with the group businesses and employ world-class skills, systems and processes.
Naveen Raju is a Director on the Board of Mahindra Automotive North America Inc., which is a Mahindra group company. He is a member of the global Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel, which is the world’s largest community of in-house counsel with over 40,000 members across six continents.
Naveen Raju has been listed in “The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: India 2018” and the Chamber listing of “GC Influencers” in 2019. In 2019, he was awarded the “General Counsel of the Year – Manufacturing” by India National Bar Association (INBA).
He was a member of the competition law review committee of the Government of India and is a member of the regulatory and the judicial reforms committee of the CII and FICCI. He is the Chairman of the Advocacy Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel and is Co-Chairman of Legal Affairs & IPR Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He graduated from the National Law School, Bangalore.
Mr. Amit Sinha is the President, Group Strategy of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited (“M&M”). Mr. Amit Sinha is leading M&M’s Group Strategy Office and works with Mahindra Group’s overall portfolio of businesses for growth over the short, medium and long-term. He champions the international council and helps coordinate international synergies across Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa. His portfolio also includes the Risk and Economist functions. He is part of the Group Corporate Office Leadership Team.
He joined the Board of Mahindra Logistics on 29, April 2021 as Non-Executive Director.
Prior to joining M&M, Mr. Amit Sinha was a Senior Partner and Director with Bain & Company. Over 18 years at Bain, he managed large-scale, multi-country strategy, organization, digital and performance improvement projects. He also led numerous commercial due diligences and full potential portfolio strategy projects (post buyout) for leading Private equity funds across U.S., and India. Mr. Amit Sinha started his career with Tata Motors and worked with IGate Patni (now Capgemini) in technology leadership roles in India, Singapore and US.
Mr. Amit Sinha 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. Mr. Amit Sinha is also an Ananta Aspen Fellow as part of their India leadership fellowship program.
Mr. Ajay Mehta is an Independent Director in Mahindra Logistics and was appointed on the Board of the Company on March 27, 2015. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Stakeholder Relationship Committee of the Board. He has 34 years of experience and practice in the fields of taxation, auditing, accounting, and finance. He is a partner in Rajendra Shah and Associates, Chartered Accountants, which provides consultancy services to the Government of Maharashtra for its information technology company – Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation Limited. His firm is also on the panel of the Maharashtra Cooperative Societies Audit Panel. He is also the proprietor of Ajay Mehta & Company, Chartered Accountants. He has audited several nationalised banks and companies, and also provides services to various non-governmental organisations.
Mr. Mehta is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Government Law College, University of Mumbai, and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Davda was the Managing Director of Godrej Natures Basket from May 2016 to November 2019. She was also the Chief Executive Officer of Tata Starbucks Private Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Limited (TGBL). She was appointed on the Board of Mahindra Logistics on June 6, 2018, and is the Chairperson of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Ms. Davda holds a master’s degree in Management Studies from NMIMS and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce with Honors (Advertising & Media) from H.R. College, University of Mumbai. She was nominated as a Young Global Leader in 2014 by the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. She also featured in Fortune US’s annual global list of ‘40 under 40 leaders’ in 2013 and Fortune and Food & Wine’s list of ‘25 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink’ in 2014.
Mr. Pandole has over 26 years of experience in private equity. He is the Managing Director & CEO of the private equity fund management business of JM Financial Limited. Prior to this role, he was a partner at New Silk Route Advisors, a private equity advisory fi rm primarily focused on India. He was also an Executive Director with IDFC Asset Management Company Limited, which managed the India Development Fund, an infrastructure focused private equity fund. He was appointed on the Mahindra Logistics Board effective July 25, 2017 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the Board.
Mr. Pandole holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Vohra has 19 years of experience in the Indian financial services industry and has been a part of several transactions in investment banking and private equity. He is the Managing Director and CEO and co-founder of Avendus Capital Private Limited. Prior to co-founding Avendus, he worked with a communications equity associate, Tampa (US) based technology and media investment bank, and also with Hinduja Finance Corporation Limited. He was appointed on the Board of the Company effective July 25, 2017. He is a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee and also chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board.
Mr. Vohra holds a master’s degree in Business Management from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, and a bachelor’s degree in Technology (Mechanical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Ms. Malvika Sinha was appointed on the Board of Mahindra Logistics as Independent Director effective 30 July, 2020. She is a Member of the Audit Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board.
Ms. Malvika Sinha served the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) for 38 years, retiring as Executive Director in February 2020. As Executive Director at RBI, she was in charge of the Human Resource Development, Foreign Exchange Department, Internal Debt Management Department, and Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Department and had the executive responsibility for the operations of these departments and overseeing policy formulation in these areas. She was responsible for recruiting, postings, promotions, training, industrial relations, and policies for around 15,000 employees (officers, clerks, and workmen) of the RBI.
Ms. Malvika Sinha joined the RBI in 1982 as a career central banker and served in various departments – Department of Banking Operations and Development, Department of Banking Supervision, Urban Banks Department, Secretary’s, Department of Government and Bank Accounts, Exchange Control Department, among others – and in different centres viz. Patna and Delhi and has over four decades of experience.
She was RBI’s Nominee Director on the Board of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur before its merger with SBI. She was also on the Governing council of both the Institute of Banking and Finance & Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
Ms. Malvika Sinha holds a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA, a Masters’ Degree in Arts from Elphinstone College, Mumbai University, and is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking.
Mr. Dhananjay Mungale was appointed on the Board of Mahindra Logistics as Non-Executive Independent Director effective 29 January, 2021. He is also a Member of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. Dhananjay Mungale is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Law from Mumbai University. He has spent a major part of his career in corporate and investment banking in India and Europe. He was Vice President – Private Banking, Bank of America and was a Member – Executive Committee, DSP Merrill Lynch Limited. Presently, he is an advisor to various corporations in both, India and Europe. He is a Member of the National Committee of Mahindra United World College.
Mr. Dhananjay Mungale is on the Board of several companies including Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Mahindra CIE Automotive, NOCIL, DSP Investment, Tamilnadu Petroproducts etc.
Mr. Ameet P. Hariani has over 35 years of experience advising clients on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and real estate finance transactions. He has represented large organisations in international transactions, arbitrations and prominent litigations.
He was a partner at Ambubhai and Diwanji, Mumbai and Andersen Legal India, Mumbai. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hariani & Co. since the year 1991. He has now transitioned to advisory practice as a senior legal counsel, and acting as arbitrator.
He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Government Law College, Mumbai and Masters in Law degree from the University of Mumbai. He is a Solicitor enrolled with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and the Law Society of England and Wales. He is also a member of the Law Society of Singapore, the Bar Council of Maharashtra and the Bombay Bar Association.
Mr. Hariani is a speaker at many events; he also writes frequently. He has authored a book on “Real Estate Laws”.
Mr. Hariani also holds Independent, NonExecutive Director positions in other listed and unlisted companies. Mr. Hariani is a Trustee, inter alia, of Healing Touch, an organization for assisting children with heath issues.