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Vinod Sahay is President for the Aerospace and Defence businesses & Chief Procurement Officer of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. He is also member of Group Executive Board (GEB) of the Mahindra group.
Heading the Aerospace and Defence sectors Vinod is steering the businesses to work towards making India more self-reliant by collaborating with the Ministry of Defence. Vinod’s focus is on key strategic projects to cater to needs of all three wings of the defence forces – Army, Airforce and Navy as well as defence development agencies in collaboration with global technology partners and suppliers.
In his role as the Chief Purchase officer of the group, Vinod manages a spend of approx. US $9 billion for the Auto and Farm Sectors across 3 major verticals - Vehicle parts & systems sourcing, Capex Sourcing and Services Sourcing. He also leads the Spares Business Unit of M&M.
Prior to this he was CEO of Mahindra Trucks & Buses Division and Mahindra Construction Equipment Division.
Vinod joined Mahindra in 2015 as COO of Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited and was elevated as CEO of Two-Wheeler Business in 2016. Vinod also served on the board of Peugeot Scooters, France.
Prior to joining Mahindra, Vinod was with Tata Motors for 17 years and handled different leadership roles including those of Business Head with P&L responsibility, Strategy, Sales & Marketing and Product Planning & Management.
Vinod has significant strengths in strategic business planning, creating future ready solutions and nurturing high performance teams.
Vinod has a Bachelor’s in Physics from Delhi University and Master’s in International Business and Marketing from Symbiosis, Pune. He is a Fulbright CII Fellowship Scholar from Institute of International Education – New York / Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
Vinod has been recognized as one of India’s most Inspirational Business Leaders by White Page International.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Swatika and two children. Vinod enjoys listening to soft music & ghazals.