Tech Mahindra Foundation Board Members
Mr. Keshub Mahindra
Keshub Mahindra is the Chairman Emeritus of the Mahindra Group. He retired from his position as Chairman, Mahindra Group, on 9 August 2012 after heading the Group for nearly five decades, handing over the position to his nephew, Anand Mahindra. Keshub Mahindra is known for his various philanthropic efforts. He is a proponent of good governance and ethics and has stated his views in several publications and forums, including in an interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, during which he talks about the Group's evolution into a global business group and his determination never to compromise on high ethical values. He is a graduate from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, US. He joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 1947 and in 1963 he took over as Chairman.
Mr. Anand Mahindra
Anand G. Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group graduated with Honors (Magna cum laude) from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1977. In 1981, he secured an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts. He returned to India that year and joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO), the country’s foremost producer of specialty steels, as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director. In 1989, he was appointed as the President and Deputy Managing Director of the company. Today, the Mahindra Group is a $ 16.2 billion organization and one of India’s top 10 industrial houses. Mahindra has evolved into a socially and environmentally responsible global federation of companies with a leading presence in each sector in which it is present. Anand Mahindra is included in Fortune Magazine’s list of The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2014. Fortune magazine also named him as one of the top 25 most powerful business people in Asia for the year 2011.
Mr. Vineet Nayyar
Vineet Nayyar is Chairman of the CSR committee, an accomplished leader, has led several organizations across industries, creating high-performance teams and successful businesses. Vineet has worked with the Government of India, international multilateral agencies and in the corporate sector.
Mr. Ulhas Yargop
Ulhas N. Yargop is a Director of the Company. Ulhas joined the Mahindra & Mahindra Group in 1992 as General Manager - Corporate Planning. In 1994, Ulhas was appointed General Manager, Mahindra-Ford Project. Since 1999, Ulhas has been the President for Telecom and Software Sector and a member of the Group Management Board.He holds a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. C. P. Gurnani
An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian Corporate History - the acquisition and merger of Satyam.
His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading digital IT solution providers of India.
In a career spanning 36+ years, CP has held several leading positions with Hewlett Packard Ltd, Perot Systems (India) Ltd. and HCL Corporation Ltd. CP has also served as a Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2016-2017. An outstanding people manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He has always focused on people's strength to bring out the best in them. 'Work hard and play hard' is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion.
A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, he is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute. CP has also been felicitated with an honorary Doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology. He also serves as active Chairman of IIM Nagpur.
CP has been chosen as the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’, CNBC Asia’s ‘India Business Leader of the Year’, Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ - in 2013 and Business Standard ‘CEO of the Year’ in 2014. He was also awarded the ‘Best CEO of the Year’ at the Forbes India Leadership Awards held in 2015. Recent addition to the bucket was ‘Asia One Global Indian of the Year - Technology’ in 2016. CP was also listed among the top 100 global CEOs as part of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council 2016.
Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao
M. Rajyalakshmi Rao is a CSR Committee member of the Foundation. She is an ex-member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and has authored two books on raising awareness on consumer rights. She is Founder Chairperson of All India Foundation of Deaf Women, India.