From rural business to international ones, from legacy companies and industry leaders to garage startups across 11 sectors, 22 industries, and spread over 100 countries, the Mahindra Group offers infinite avenues for growth and career expansion. And Mr Parthasarathy’s story is an example of how you can drive success if you have the inclination and fire to explore, enhance and excel. Here are the key takeaways from his talk at this week’s GCO Townhall.
The potential for growth and development at the Mahindra Group
I am a CA by training but joined the Mahindra Group in the HR function in 2000. I then headed a business function and thereafter was in the role of Group CFO and Group CIO. I am now back to heading a business as the President of the MSS. One thing I have learnt through this journey is that if you are ready to push the envelope and go beyond your comfort zone, then the sky is the limit.
Being part of industry and professional bodies
I have been associated with the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), FICCI, AFPI, OECD and many other national and international bodies. These associations have been a big learning for me. Earlier, I used to think it was a sheer waste of time. However, these bodies do play a great role. They not only act as a catalyst for industry development but also play a critical role in policy advocacy and in establishing best practices.
By being a part of these bodies, we are able to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the Mahindra Group and the systems and processes which make us strong. It has helped amplify the voice of the Mahindra Group and what it stands for.