Managing Director – Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services and CEO Financial Services Sector
Ramesh has been working with Mahindra Finance since 1995. Under Ramesh’s leadership, Mahindra Finance has hired a team of young managers to direct more than 9,000 employees in more than 500 branches spread across the country.
Ramesh is a Commerce graduate and has an MBA from Mumbai University. He an alumnus of several management and leadership programs conducted in India, the US, France, and China by institutions like IIM, Bangalore, Michigan Business School, and Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining Mahindra, Ramesh worked with Ashok Leyland Finance.
Ramesh is a member of the Banking & Finance Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and of the core committee of the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) and the Taskforce of NBFCs of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Group on Finance & Leasing and Insurance of the Council of Economic Affairs, and helped set up the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). He also serves on the boards of several Mahindra Group companies.
Over the years, he has received several awards including the Udyog Rattan Award from the Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi; the Rashtryia Udyog Pratibha Award from the Council for Economic Growth & Research, Pune; and the Bhartiya Udyog Ratna Award from the National Education & Human Resources Development Organization, Bombay. In 2010, Business World named him in its special report on India’s Most Valuable CEOs.
Ramesh participates in the cultural activities organized by the South Indian Society. He’s interested in light music and bhajans and sings in various groups over the weekends.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife. They have one son.