Mr. Zhooben Bhiwandiwala 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
He has during this tenure, acquired broad ranging cross-functional experience across several
industries, and his active roles have embraced finance, legal, significant cross border M&A, HR,
marketing, strategy and other commercial functions. Zhooben has spent around 7 years on deputation
to international assignments in the UK and US, and through the span of his career been extensively
involved in international operations, incubating/investing in new businesses, start-ups, joint ventures
and mergers & acquisitions. He is also an active participant in several Group corporate initiatives.
Currently, Zhooben is a Director on the Boards of a number of companies of the Mahindra Group
including many of its overseas subsidiaries. Among others, he sits on the Boards of Mahindra
Intertrade, Mahindra CIE, Mahindra Holdings, Mahindra Susten, FirstCry, The East India Company,
United World College etc. 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.