Often referred to as the ‘Father of the Scorpio,’ Pawan joined Mahindra in October 1993 as General Manager, R&D. In April 2003, he was appointed COO of the Automotive Sector; in September 2005 he became President; and in April 2010, he assumed responsibility for both the Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors. He was appointed to the post of Executive Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd in 2013 and in April 2014, he took over the additional responsibility of the Two Wheeler business. In November 2016, Pawan became Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra.
Pawan holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur. Post his engineering degree, he earned his PhD from Cornell University, USA. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is an internationally acknowledged scientist-manager with several citations to his credit.
Before joining Mahindra, Pawan spent 14 years with General Motors in Detroit, USA and is credited with pioneering research in engine design and development. His methods for the analysis of engine bearings and engine friction are still in use 20 years later.