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Dr. Anish Shah is the Group CEO of the Mahindra Group and the Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, the parent company of the Mahindra Group. His role as Group CEO includes oversight of all Group businesses, which employ 260,000+ associates across 20 industries and 100+ countries. His primary focus is on nurturing a purpose-driven organization, establishing tech leadership in each industry and value creation across businesses.
Under Anish’s leadership, the Group is reigniting value creation with exponential growth across multiple businesses and prudent capital allocation. Anish believes that “purpose drives profits”. He is the custodian of Mahindra’s Rise philosophy, of driving positive change in the lives of our communities to enable them to Rise. And he is championing the Mahindra Group’s efforts to play a leadership role in Women Empowerment and Sustainability.
Prior to joining the Mahindra Group, Anish was President and CEO of GE Capital India from 2009-14, where he led the transformation of the business, including a turnaround of its SBI Card joint venture. His career at GE spanned 14 years, during which he held several leadership positions at GE Capital’s US and global units. He has also led Bank of America's US Debit Products business and worked with Bain & Company in Boston and Citibank in Mumbai.
In December 2023, Anish took charge as the President of FICCI, one of India’s oldest and largest industry bodies. He is also a member of the UK Investment Council, Chair of the Automotive Governors Council (World Economic Forum), co-chair of the India Alliance of CEOs for Climate Change (World Economic Forum) and co-Chair of the India-Australia CEO Council. Anish has also been ranked among the Best CEOs in Fortune India's Best CEOs, 2023.
Anish holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His interests include sports (particularly Cricket and American Football), reading and travel.