Managing Director - Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, President - Financial Services Sector
Ramesh’s key mandate at Mahindra is to drive inclusive growth, aligned to our guiding belief of delivering rural prosperity. He has been hard at work, building Mahindra Finance since 1995, and the experience comes in handy when managing a team of over 16,000 employees, spread across 1,000+ branches across the country. Ramesh’s efforts have led to not only the creation of a potentially global financial services powerhouse, but also supported the rapid expansion of our mobility and tractor businesses.
Ramesh is a key player in the country’s financial sector affecting policy change as a member of the Banking & Finance Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 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.
Among the many accolades Ramesh has received include the Udyog Rattan Award from the Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi; the Rashtriya 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, Mumbai. In 2010, Business World included him in a special report on India’s Most Valuable CEOs, in 2014, received an award as one of the finalists for “The Outstanding CEO Category” by CEO India Magazine, Delhi, and in the same year was adjudged the Best CEO - Financial Services Sector Mid Cap by Business Today at an Awards function held in Delhi. He was also shortlisted in the Top 5 Overall Best CEO (mid-cap category all Industry), 2015 ;he received 2 awards in the category 'CEO of the Year' & 'Most Admired Rural Entrepreneur of the Year Award' at The Rural Marketing Forum and Awards, conducted by CMO Asia in 2015.
A commerce graduate, Ramesh 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, Harvard Business School and IMD, Switzerland.