Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra

Pawan combines a keen business sense with unmatched technological prowess. This resident automobile technological wizard at Mahindra is better known as the ‘Father of the Scorpio’ in India.

The Mahindra Scorpio is a vehicle that not only defines the very best of what we have to offer, but also continues to set the benchmark for the Indian automobile industry. Pawan joined Mahindra in 1993, while our R&D division was still in its infancy. Under his leadership, it is now a repository of global mobility solutions. The Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai, and the Mahindra North American Technical Centre in Detroit were conceived and commanded by him.

Today, Pawan is leading our charge towards a sustainable tomorrow by executing our vision of the future of mobility. Particularly so, when it comes to our all-electric vehicles which offer a clean, convenient, connected, clever, and cost-effective mode of transport. After serving as the COO of the Automotive sector, he was appointed as the President of the Automotive sector in 2005. The Farm Equipment sector was added to his portfolio in 2010.

He was appointed Executive Director of Mahindra & Mahindra in 2013, and took over the Two-Wheeler business in 2014. In November 2016, he assumed the role of Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. In his 14 years at General Motors in the Motor City prior to Mahindra, Pawan created methods to analyse engine bearings and engine friction that are still in use today. His automotive accomplishments have resulted in numerous honours, including being named Autocar’s Man of the Year in 2007, and the Automotive Man of the Year at the 2011 NDTV Car & Bike Awards.

He is a fellow of the Society of Automobile Engineers (International) and the Indian National Academy of Engineers. Pawan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur; a PhD from Cornell University, USA; and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.