Mahindra India has announced the appointment of Dr. Pawan Goenka as the Executive Director and President for the Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors. He has played a very important role in developing new products for Mahindra & Mahindra. Dr. Pawan Goenka joined M&M in 1993 as General Manager for R&D and made the Auto R&D sector into a successful product development organisation.
Under his leadership, number of vehicles has been developed including the popular Scorpio SUV. From 1993 he had served in several key positions such as Executive Vice President-Product Development in September 2001, Chief Operating Officer of the Automotive Sector 2003, President (Automotive Sector) 2005 and President (Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors) in 2010.
“I am truly honoured and delighted to join the Mahindra Board. I am fortunate to have been guided by one of the most respected Boards in the country, and have worked with an excellent team in my twenty years at Mahindra. I look forward to the future with a greater sense of responsibility, and will strive to contribute my best to meet the long term aspirations of all stakeholders” said Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director and President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors).
Prior to M&M Dr. Goenka had worked for 14 years at General Motors, USA, serving various capacities in R&D sector. His Scorpio project established his reputation in India and abroad. Currently, he works as the Chairman of the Ssangyong Motor Company, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers, Mahindra USA, Mahindra Reva, Mahindra Heavy Engines, Mahindra South Africa and Swaraj Automotives, and serves on the Boards of many companies within the Mahindra Group including Mahindra Finance, Mahindra Engineering Services, Mahindra First Choice Wheels, Mahindra Two Wheelers and Mumbai Mantra.
In addition, he also works as Chairman of the Council of International Business of SIAM and Governing Council Member of the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure (NATRIP) and IIIT-Hyderabad. He also serves on the National Executive Council of CII and on the Board of the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).