Arvind Subramanian is the Managing Director & CEO of Mahindra Lifespaces and a Member of the Group Executive Board of the Mahindra Group. Arvind joined Mahindra Lifespaces in 2018 as CEO of Mahindra Happinest, the affordable housing business.
Arvind’s interest in the intersection between business growth and social impact dates back to his time as Managing Director & Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). At BCG, Arvind was the global topic leader for the ‘Next Billion Consumers’, picked by Financial Times as one of The Fifty Ideas That Shaped Business Today. He was also tasked with setting up and leading BCG’s Centre for Customer Insight which integrated proprietary consumer insight research with strategy development. Arvind led the Technology Media and Telecom practice at BCG in India for several years. Arvind has been a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, and has authored several op-eds, articles and reports on Digital India, the Next Billion Consumers, and the Future of Real Estate. Arvind is currently co-Chair of CII’s Urban Development and Smart Cities Council and serves on IGBC’s Executive Board.
Arvind started his professional career with the Tata Administrative Service, the central management cadre of the Tata Group, and was Regional CEO at a leading real estate developer prior to joining the Mahindra Group. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.