Mahindra Group appoints Manoj Bhat as Group CFO

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Feb 2021

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the appointment of Manoj Bhat as the Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from April 2, 2021.

Dr. Anish Shah, the current Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO of the Mahindra Group, will assume the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from April 2, 2021. Manoj Bhat will report to Dr Shah and will be a part of the Group Corporate Office Leadership Team.

Bhat will lead Mahindra Group’s Finance Organisation working closely with the finance leadership teams of the Group companies on strategy, governance and controllership; providing leadership on all aspects related to financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, business planning, tax management, fund raising and treasury operations.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr Anish Shah, said, “Manoj is a proven global CFO with a track record of delivering results and creating value. He brings a compelling blend of strategic and capital allocation discipline, well-honed operating skills, and transformational leadership abilities. He will be a strong partner as we execute our transformational plan and improve our operating results to position Mahindra for sustainable, long-term value creation.”

Bhat moves to the Mahindra Group from Tech Mahindra where he has been the CFO since June 2018,

for the Finance and Secretarial functions across 160 subsidiaries and over 90 countries. He has been associated with Tech Mahindra since 2006 and has held multiple positions with global responsibilities for Business Finance, Investor Relations, Corporate Planning, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has played a key role in Tech Mahindra’s organic and non-organic growth initiatives including being a part of the acquisition and integration of Mahindra Satyam and the initial public offering of Tech Mahindra in 2006.Before joining Tech Mahindra, he was with Perot Systems and HCL Perot Systems in various leadership roles in Treasury, Business Development Finance, and Strategy.

Bhat holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai and a postgraduate diploma in management (PGDM) from IIM, Bangalore.