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We are a team of self-driven individuals who leverage our resource ecosystem and cross-functional expertise to create business excellence. Get to know our people.

Our Leadership

Zhooben Bhiwandiwala

President – Mahindra Partners and Group Legal
Member of Mahindra Group Executive Board

Parag Shah

Managing Partner

Rajkamal Agarwal


Mitesh Shah

Senior Associate

Rustom Vesavevala

Head of Human Resources & Business Excellence

Archana Dalvi

Strategic HR

Samridhi Dhar

Learning and Organizational Development

Ajay Bale

HR Business Partner

Peterasp Panthaki

Finance & Accounts Operations

Sajal Saboo

Finance & Accounts Lead

Mangesh Jadhav

Finance & Accounts Operations

Zaheer Dharwar

Administration Lead

Persis Hataria

Executive Secretary

Shernaz Kapadia

Executive Secretary

Shailesh Shinde

Administrative Assistance

Sainath Vanjare

Finance & Accounts Operations

Collaboration & Synergy

Bringing together the CEOs of our portfolio companies and our managing partners, to exchange knowledge and notes on:

  • Improving Performance
  • Best Practices & Latest Implementations
  • Insights from Industry Experts

Co-creating and channeling HR agenda of our portfolio companies, keeping industry best practices in mind.

In council meets, we encourage interactions and learnings from each other’s journeys and share internal success stories on the various HR interventions, creating a platform to:

  • Collaborate on
    Intersecting Initiatives

  • Leveraging Synergies
    across Companies

  • Acquainting with
    Latest Functional Trends

A group-wide annual celebration of excellence.

The awards are held to rewards employees from across sectors, including Mahindra Partners. The awards ceremony also showcases artistic talents from within the Group.

The case studies are presented on:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Front End Transformers
  • Veerta
  • Synergy
  • Sustainability
  • Safety
  • ESOPs
  • The Mahindra Way (TMW)

Bringing together senior leaders from across the Mahindra Partners universe, for an immersive three-day experience.

Leaders meet to exchange ideas, learn and reflect, at an off-site location. The conclave follows a pre-decided theme and features sessions with external business leaders and experts from across India. The experts cover topics of strategic importance, science, arts, as well as public life.

Here, a commissioned work of art, usually a painting done by a local artist, is also unveiled keeping in mind our tradition of supporting local artisans. This artwork remains with us at the Mahindra Partners workspace.

A Mahindra Partners initiative to support continuous learning across its portfolio companies.

In 2018, following the understanding that some portfolio companies were unable to run their own learning programs, Partners Pathshala was launched. The aim is to constantly identify common learning requirements and based on these needs, design programs that enable us to help create better synergy and optimise costs.

The platform provides skill building articles, webinars, videos and even self-paced courses. Delivered through a dedicated 30-Day learning calendar, the virtual sessions by SMEs and experienced leaders focus on diverse themes and combine theory with practical application.

2021 saw the first ever REAP Awards

Over the past few years, most of the Mahindra Partners portfolio companies have demonstrated enviable growth and profitability. Starting 2021, we wanted to recognise these companies and their teams, as well as to encourage everyone across the Mahindra Partners ecosystem, to replicate the best practices and methods that worked for these companies and teams.

The first REAP (Recognizing Excellence among Partners) Awards was held virtually, and was a significant step in celebrating the many contributions of our teams on their trajectory of excellence.

Leadership Development
Alumni Messages

When I reflect on my time here, the array of diverse learning experiences strikes me as most unique. Where else can a person start by leading marketing efforts for a service company (M Retail), followed by an investment stint in a private equity setup (M Partners), and then spearhead digital efforts for a manufacturing company (M Accelo & Cero).

Above and beyond my work here, what I reminisce the most are the exemplary people in the ecosystem - its leaders, mentors and my colleagues - and the great time spent in learning & working together.

Alok Dukle

Co-Founder - Intelisa

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Mahindra Partners was my stepping-stone in the corporate world. It was my first job... fresh out of college in 2012. I was part of 5 member HR team that we had and was the youngest member of the team. I remember Zhooben asking Moon (my boss back then) if I was old enough to be employed!

I enjoyed my time with partners by making new mistakes every day and learning from them...after all that's what your firsts are about!

Ritu Yadav

HRBP - Cummins India

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I never imagined I would start my career at Mahindra Partners. Working with Partners was not like doing a normal job, it was an unique culture which provides a sense of belongingness, freedom, empowerment, etc. at work.

It is an institution created by great leaders and supported by a multi - talented team. I always cherish moments what I spent during my stint at Partners. I carry lot of learnings which are still helping me in different roles.

Rajvimal Agarwal

Head Accounts - Accelo

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I was privileged to be a part of the Mahindra Partners family from 2007-2010 working on the powerboats business division, now Mahindra Marine. As one of the earliest members on this project, my duties spanned a whole spectrum of functions, right from market research and brand identity to manufacturing, sourcing and operations.

From co-developing and presenting the business plan to the board to helping develop the sales and after-sales process for institutional customers. I was so lucky to work for leaders like Zhooben and Parag, who showed me that sky was the limit from Day 1.

Not only did they help me look at the big picture every time I would get caught up in the details, but they also empowered me tremendously to make decisions and develop my own leadership skills. Thanks to my time at Mahindra Partners, I built my self-confidence and critical thinking ability – skills that I use in my current role at Mattel in bringing new toys to life globally.

Wishing this group great success and I cannot wait to see what’s next!”

Akanksha P Mohla

Global Supply Chain Manager - Mattel Inc.

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