Leadership

Tech Mahindra Foundation's Board

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Keshub Mahindra

Mr. Keshub Mahindra

CHAIRMAN

Mr. Keshub Mahindra is the Chairman Emeritus of the Mahindra Group. He retired from his position as Chairman …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Keshub Mahindra

Mr. Keshub Mahindra

CHAIRMAN

Mr. 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 became the Chairman in 1963.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Anand Mahindra

Mr. Anand Mahindra

DIRECTOR

Mr. Anand G. Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group graduated with Honors (Magna cum laude) from Harvard College …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Anand Mahindra

Mr. Anand Mahindra

DIRECTOR

Mr. 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. Under his leadership, Mahindra Group captured the world's attention by expanding across major industrial sectors from automobiles and agriculture to IT and aerospace. 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.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Vineet Nayyar

Mr. Vineet Nayyar

DIRECTOR

Mr. Vineet Nayyar is the Former Executive Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra. An accomplished leader, he has led …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Vineet Nayyar

Mr. Vineet Nayyar

DIRECTOR

Mr. Vineet Nayyar is the Former Executive Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra. An accomplished leader, he has led several organisations across industries, creating high-performance teams and successful businesses. In a career spanning over forty years, Vineet has worked with the Government of India, international multilateral agencies and in the corporate sector (both public and private). He started his career with the Indian Administrative Service and held a series of senior positions, including that of a District Magistrate, Secretary – Agriculture & Rural Development for the Government of Haryana and Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India. Vineet was also the founding Chairman and Managing Director of the state-owned Gas Authority of India and has served as the Managing Director of HCL Corporation Ltd., and as the Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies Ltd. He was also a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HCL Perot Systems. He received a master’s degree in development economics from Williams College, Massachusetts.Vineet was awarded the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’ for the year 2013.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C. P. Gurnani

DIRECTOR

Mr. CP Gurnani is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Tech Mahindra Limited …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. C. P. Gurnani

Mr. C. P. Gurnani

DIRECTOR

Mr. CP Gurnani is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Tech Mahindra Limited. An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, Mr. CP Gurnani (popularly known as CP) led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian Corporate History – the acquisition and merger of Satyam. In a career spanning of over thirty-six 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. 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 an 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. A 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.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

DIRECTOR

Mr. Ulhas N. Yargop is a Director of the Company. Ulhas joined the Mahindra & Mahindra Group in 1992 …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

Mr. Ulhas Narayan Yargop

DIRECTOR

Mr. 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.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

DIRECTOR

M. Rajyalakshmi Rao is a board member and an ex-member of the National Consumer …..

Tech Mahindra Foundation Leadership Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

Mrs. Rajyalakshmi Rao

DIRECTOR

M. Rajyalakshmi Rao is a board member and 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.

Tech Mahindra Foundation's Management Team

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Mr. Rakesh Soni

CEO

A leader with people skills, strong processes, and accomplishment, Mr. Rakesh Soni assumed the office of …..

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Rakesh Soni

CEO,
Tech Mahindra Foundation

A leader with people skills, strong processes, and accomplishment, Mr. Rakesh Soni assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tech Mahindra Foundation in April 2019. Prior to that, Rakesh was working as a Senior Advisor at Tech Mahindra.

He joined Tech Mahindra as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2005 before moving to Mahindra Satyam as its COO in 2009. In 2013, he took over the additional responsibility as Chief People Officer (CPO) to facilitate a merger between the two entities. In 2016 he was assigned the responsibilities of a full-time CPO.

Before embarking on his journey with Tech Mahindra, he was the EVP of Perot Systems TSI (India) Private Limited, where he created and managed diverse high-performance teams including resource management, quality, service delivery, human resources, and finance.

With a keen financial acumen and bottom-line focus, Rakesh is known for spearheading challenging projects having strict timelines and budgets. In a career spanning over four decades, he has held various leadership positions across multi-cultural organisations such as Tata Consultancy Services, Engineers India Ltd., and Abu Dhabi Computer Centre.

Rakesh is an Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur alumnus and is known for his ability to demonstrate value accretion to stakeholders.

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Mr. Chetan Kapoor

COO

As a senior development professional, Chetan has a deep understanding and significant experience in …..

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Chetan Kapoor

Chief Operating Officer (COO),
Tech Mahindra Foundation

As a senior development professional, Chetan has a deep understanding and significant experience in Education and Skill Development sectors. He joined the Foundation in October 2016 and has conceptualised and helped set up the Foundation’s flagship Skill Development program (SMART), which is now among the largest CSR-led urban skill development programs in India.

Chetan was invited by FICCI to serve on the jury of the Education Awards for 2019. He is now a part of the Senior Education Committee of FICCI. He has also served as a Consultant for the Tata Trusts from 2010 to 2012, in a project related to livelihoods and social security of migrant workers in rural India.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Chetan ran his own resource and consulting company Edulever which he had founded in 2009. Edulever created a name for itself as a premier support organisation for the social development sector and has worked with organisations such as ITC, Ernst & Young, Aditya Birla Skills Foundation, Plan India, Pratham, American India Foundation, and many others.

Chetan is also the co-founder of Agrasar, a developmental organisation working for Skills, Social Security, and Education in Gurgaon. An early-childhood and primary education program that he has started and is closely associated with is Sahpathi – an experiment in improving the quality of education in low-cost private schools in urban India. Chetan has worked with the American India Foundation (AIF), as the Regional Head of the Digital Equalizer Program (bringing usable technology to education) and RAN Research, where he oversaw operations and training across India. Before this, he was the Director of Programs with Pratham where he worked extensively in the field of primary education, heading programs in Delhi and then in North India.

Chetan has an MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University.

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Mr. Sajid Ali

Head-Direct Implementation Programs

A social sector professional with experience in Sustainable CSR Programs in the areas of  …..

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Sajid Ali

Head - Direct Implementation Programs,
Tech Mahindra Foundation

A social sector professional with experience in Sustainable CSR Programs in the areas of Skill Development, Education, Health, Nutrition, Agriculture, and Microfinance. Presently, Sajid heads the Direct Implementation Programs (DIP) for the Tech Mahindra Foundation where he is responsible for spearheads the Programs, their implementation and evaluation of large-scale projects in skill development and education including the SMART Academies for Healthcare, Digital Technologies, Logistics and the In-Service Teacher Training Institutes in collaboration with the EDMC and NDMC.

Sajid comes with a strong skill-set of Project Design, Budgeting, Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Research and Training. He has been recognised by World CSR Congress as the top 50 most impactful professionals (Global Listing) in the field of social innovation in 2016 and has successfully completed the Nudge Global Leadership Programme, Amsterdam in 2016. He is also a member of the Regional Council on CSR, FICCI and North India Convention on Higher Education, FICCI.

Prior to Tech Mahindra Foundation, he worked with Danone, Edulever Consulting Company and SKS Microfinance Ltd.

Sajid is an Institute of Rural Management, Anand alumnus and has undertaken B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar in the year 2007. He enjoys reading, doing research and listening to music in his leisure time.