Dr. Pawan Goenka, who has been with M&M since 1993 and has since been instrumental in making M&M’s Auto Sector R&D a ‘potent product development organization’ has been appointed to the M&M Board as Executive Director. Dr. Goenka was responsible for the development of several new products including the Mahindra’s juggernaut the Scorpio.
He joined M&M as General Manager R&D and has since then moved up the ladder to become Executive Vice President-Product Development in September 2001, then CEO of the Automotive Sector in April 2003. In September 2005 he was appointed President (Automotive Sector) and in April 2010 he became President (Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors).
The appointment as Executive Director and President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors) will come into effect from September 23, 2013.
Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “Pawan has played an integral role in transforming the Group’s automotive product development capabilities, and has provided growth and strategic direction to both automotive and tractor businesses. I am confident that he will add tremendous value to the Board by providing fresh insights and invaluable guidance on key issues facing the Company.”
“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).