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Zhooben Bhiwandiwala

17 August 2021

Mr. Zhooben Bhiwandiwala is currently the Executive Director & CEO – Mahindra Holdings Limited. 

Zhooben joined the Mahindra Group in 1985, and through a remarkable 38-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, and the industry verticals.

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 has, throughout the span of his career, been extensively involved in international operations, incubating/investing in new businesses, start-ups, joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions. He was also an active participant in several Group corporate initiatives and was the Chairman of the HR Academy at the Mahindra Learning University.
Currently, Zhooben is a Director on the Boards of East India Company (UK), Mahindra Holdings, Mahindra Foundation UK, Mumbai Mantra, United World College, Mahindra International School, The Mahindra United World College of India. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Board of i-Probono, UK, and Safe Kids Foundation, India.

In his earlier role, as President of the Mahindra Partners Division, Zhooben was the Chief architect of the Mahindra Partners division - the $1 Bn Private Equity and Venture Capital division of the Mahindra Group, which was the single window channel for all the Group’s diversified new investments. This Division leveraged the Mahindra Group’s unique strengths of constant innovation, financial prudence and creative business models to incubate new ventures and accelerate value creation through a diversified global portfolio of emergent businesses spanning various industry sectors like Cleantech (Solar), Steel, Retail, Consulting, Healthcare, Boat Manufacturing, Conveyor Systems, AI & Analytics. 

Zhooben additionally held the position of President -Mahindra Group Legal during this tenure. 

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.