Suman Mishra takes over as CEO of Mahindra Electric, Mahesh Babu quits

Suman Mishra takes over as CEO of Mahindra Electric, Mahesh Babu quits

14th Jul 2021 7:09 pm

Suman Mishra has been associated with the Mahindra Group since 2015, prior to which she has worked with Cipla and McKinsey.

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Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd (MEML), part of the Mahindra Group, has appointed Suman Mishra as the new Chief Executive of MEML as a full-time director with effect from August 14, 2021. She will be taking over her duties from Mahesh Babu, current MD & CEO, MEML, who has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Mahindra Group.

  • Suman Mishra takes over from Mahesh Babu as the new Chief Executive of MEML
  • Prior to the Mahindra Group, Mishra was associated with Cipla and McKinsey

Suman Mishra: Her roles and responsibilities at MEML

Apart from her role of Chief Executive of MEML as a full-time director, 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.

Mishra 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, Group Strategy Office and played a key role in shaping and implementing strategies across automotive business, agri, hospitality, real estate, and electric vehicles.

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 endeavours. 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 the 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 Mishra: Background

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

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