Mahesh Babu is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Electric, a pioneer of electric mobility in India and a part of the USD 20.7bn global federation of companies under the Mahindra brand.
He is a Fulbright Scholar and has completed his Leadership in Management from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, USA and his post graduate degree in Engineering from BITS, Pilani.
Mahesh has been featured in the LinkedIn Power Profiles for 2018, in India and has received Asia Ones ‘India’s Greatest CEO’ award for 2017-18.
Under his leadership, Mahindra Electric has launched four new electric vehicles,and a mobility platform, NEMO, which stands for Next-Generation Mobility. He has been instrumental in shaping electric mobility solutions for the future, through path breaking initiatives in the commercial fleet segment and by expanding the electric portfolio from 48V till 650V drivetrains.
Mahesh has been with the Mahindra Group for over 20 years. He has worked in design and development of engine and vehicle platforms, from frugal 3-wheelers to flagship models. The Mahindra XUV500, India’s first monocoque SUV, which won 25 auto awards within a year of its launch, is one of the most prestigious projects executed under Mahesh's leadership. He holds two joint patents and has won the Mahindra Group Innovation Award two times, first for the development of the Scorpio SUV turbo charged engine and second for the development of the premier Indian Common Rail SUV –Scorpio CRDe.
A true automobile enthusiast at heart, driving remains Mahesh's real passion. Next in line is his keen interest in sports, specifically Cricket.