Mahindra Electric appoints Suman Mishra as CEO, Mahesh Babu quits

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 14 Jul 2021


Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd (MEML), part of the Mahindra Group, has appointed Suman Mishra as the Chief Executive of Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd as a whole-time director with effect from August 14, 2021.

She will also be the Chief Executive Designate for the Last Mile Mobility business (LMM). She moves from her current role of Senior Vice President - Business Transformation, Insights and Analytics (BIA) for the Automotive Sector. She will report to Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Auto and Farm Sectors, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.  

Suman takes over from Mahesh Babu, MD & CEO, MEML, who has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Mahindra Group.

Speaking about the announcement, Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Auto and Farm Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Chairperson, Mahindra Electric Mobility , said, “Mahesh has been an integral part of our growth journey over the years. He joined us in 1998 and over the last 22 years, he has significantly contributed to the organisation in his various stints in Auto Product Development and then leading Mahindra Electric as CEO. I thank Mahesh and wish him all the best for his future endeavors. Suman is an accomplished business leader with global experience of leading transformation projects across multiple sectors. Electric mobility is a key focus area for us, and we have put in place a robust strategy to capitalize on opportunities in Last Mile Mobility and launch of our Born EV platform. I am confident that Suman will help us achieve our growth targets. I wish her the best in her new role”.

Suman , who has 20 years of global experience across strategy and end-to-end performance transformation across sales, manufacturing, purchasing, products, costs, and supply chain. She joined the Mahindra Group in 2015 as Senior VP in Group Strategy Office and played a key role in shaping and implementing strategies across automotive business, agri, hospitality, real estate, and electric vehicles.

Prior to the Mahindra Group, she was associated with Cipla and McKinsey, where she led performance transformations and business turnaround across multiple companies. Suman is an MBA from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and a Computer Engineer from NTU Singapore.