Rajeev Dubey was the Group President (HR & Corporate Services) & CEO (After-Market Sector), Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd when he retired from the Mahindra Group on reaching the age of superannuation on 1st April 2020.
Given his long and rich experience, Rajeev has been appointed in a non-executive role as Principal Advisor till 31st March 2021 and will be a Group resource available to all Group companies for consultation and assistance on people / business issues. He will also continue to be the Chairman of Mahindra Insurance Brokers, Mahindra Steel Service Centres, Mahindra First Choice Wheels, Mahindra First Choice Services, and Fifth Gear Ventures and, serve on the Boards of Mahindra Intertrade, Mahindra Auto Steel and Mahindra Electrical Steel.
Rajeev has had a distinguished academic background. He studied Economics at St. Stephens College, Delhi University, where he was ranked first in the University, and at the Delhi School of Economics, where he received a National Scholarship. He went on to do his MBA from the Yale School of Management, USA as a J N Tata scholar, and was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of the School. He is a certified coach of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and holds a certificate in "Group Dynamics at the Board Level" from the Tavistock Institute, London.
He joined Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. in January 2004 as an Executive Vice President and Member of the Group Management Board, after a career spanning 29 years in the Tata Group, which he joined in 1975 as a member of the TAS, the central managerial cadre of the Tata Group. He spent 21 years with Tata Steel, and the next 7 years as CEO first of Tata Metaliks and then of Rallis India.
In the past 16 years that he has been associated with us, his key focus areas were Human Capital initiatives of the Group, the After-Market businesses whose CEO’s reported to him, Group Communications, Government Relations, CSR and Infrastructure. He served on the Boards of several Group companies including Mahindra Retail and Ssangyong Motors Korea. He was Chairman of the Group CSR Council and the Corporate Governance Cell, Member of the Governing Council of the Mahindra Institute of Quality and of the Advisory Board of Bristlecone USA.
Rajeev has overseen our strong focus on core values, culture and people development through the human capital structures, process and initiatives of the Group, and has also played an important role in enabling Mahindra Rise take centre-stage in shaping the people and business philosophy at Mahindra. In addition, he has been at the helm of affairs of the After-Market Sector since its foundation in April 2008 and has guided the two First Choice companies through their exponential growth.
Rajeev is a Member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva and serves on the Board of the International Organization of Employers (IOE), Geneva, where he is also the Chairperson of the Future of Work Policy Group. He was a Member of the National Executive Council and the Steering Committee of FICCI (Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and was Chairman of their HR Committee. He also serves as a Core Member of the Council of Global Advisors of the Yale School of Management, USA, the Advisory Board of Konecranes India and is a Past President of the National Human Resource Development Network (NHRDN) and the Employers’ Federation of India (EFI).