Mr. Zhooben Bhiwandiwala is the Chairman of the UWC National Committee of India. He currently heads the Mahindra Partners division and additionally oversees the Group Legal function. The Mahindra Partners division is the 1 Bn USD Private Equity and Venture Capital division of the Mahindra Group and is the channel for the Group’s diversified new investments.
Zhooben joined the Mahindra Group in 1985, and through a remarkable 34 year career has acquired a wide spectrum of experience across diverse roles in a number of key positions in several business sectors. As a long-standing veteran, he has traversed an interesting path across the Group during the past three decades, in terms of the diversity of roles, their geographic reach and location, as also the industry verticals.
Currently, Zhooben is a Director on the Boards of a number of companies of the Mahindra Group including many of its overseas subsidiaries. Besides chairing the Board of UWC India, he sits on the Boards of Mahindra Intertrade, Mahindra CIE, Mahindra Holdings, Mahindra Susten, FirstCry and The East India Company. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Board of i-Probono, UK, and Safe Kids Foundation, India.
Zhooben is one of the chief architects of Mahindra Partners. The Division adapts the Group’s unique strengths of constant innovation, prudence and creative business models with the mandate of incubating new ventures for the Group. Mahindra Partners accelerates value creation through a diversified global portfolio of emergent businesses spanning various industry sectors like Cleantech, Steel, Retail, Consulting, Healthcare, Boat Manufacturing, Conveyor Systems, AI & Analytics.
While professionally qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he has through these exposures collected a rich basket of experience and made valuable contributions to the Mahindra Group.