After months of immersive case studies, extensive research, and out-of-the-box thinking that was aimed at developing solutions to real-world business challenges and emerging opportunities, the final round of the Mahindra War Room became the perfect battleground for an intellectual face-off among 11 teams from premier
B-schools across India fighting to become the 2019 champions.
The Mahindra War Room is the most prestigious B-School competition in India that was conceptualized in 2008 to connect young minds from premier business schools with the Mahindra brand. Over the years, it has evolved as one of the finest platforms for engaging the best thinkers from premier institutes to develop solutions to real-world business issues and emerging opportunities.
With the theme ‘Design to Disrupt’, the Mahindra War Room 2019 was launched in July this year across 22 Indian B-schools and 5 B-schools abroad. Mahindra Group’s top business leaders prepared live cases of the challenges they face in their respective businesses. The cases were then launched into the selected business schools in India. For the next few weeks, these budding managers poured over the issues, conducted extensive research, and used their talent to seek workable solutions to these strategic challenges.
From over 2,000 initial entries, the top 11 teams presented their cases to the grand jury comprising Sangeeta Prasad, MD & CEO, Mahindra Lifespaces; V.S. Parthasarathy, Group CFO and Group CIO; Rajeev Dubey, Group President (HR & Corporate Services) & CEO (After-Market Sector); Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group; Anish Shah, Group President, Strategy and S.P. Shukla, Group President & CEO, Aerospace and Defence Sectors; during the Grand Finale in Mumbai on November 12, 2019.