Chief Executive Officer Mahindra Truck and Bus & Construction Equipment Divisions
It is our previlige to introduce to you, Mr. Vinod Sahay, the CEO of Mahindra Truck & Bus Division and also Mahindra Construction Division as the Chairman of CVF 2019. His current responsibilities in the new role include short, medium & long term strategy, focusing turning around the business and profitably growing the business, both on the volumes & market-share front.
Over the past two decades, Vinod has spearheaded various functions and been in overall business leadership positions of Commercial Vehicles, Two Wheelers & Passenger Vehicles categories of Automotive business.
Prior to his current assignment, Vinod had joined M&M Ltd as Chief Operating Officer, Mahindra Two Wheelers in July 2015. In May 2016, he was elevated as the Chief Executive Officer for the Two-Wheeler business of M&M Ltd., providing leadership to three companies in the sector, including providing oversight to Peugeot Scooters, France and explore new vistas and avenues for future growth of Mahindra’s Two-Wheeler business. Vinod also served on the board of Peugeot Scooters, France.
During his tenure, Mahindra Two Wheelers devised and embarked on a new strategy of focusing on premium segment of two wheelers and accordingly undertook a very successful business restructuring to transit from a strategy, cost structure and processes of a mass market player to that of a premium segment player. As a board member, he also led the development and implementation of turnaround strategy for Peugeot scooters.
Prior to joining M&M, Vinod was Tata Motors for 17 years where he led various lines of businesses, Strategy, Business management, Sales & Marketing, Product management and Channel management in leadership roles.
In the early years there, he steered roles like Product manager – Cars, Strategy PMO, led I&LCVs business turnaround and was Regional Manager of East & North regions for Commercial Vehicles BU. His last assignment there was, Business Head for the Medium & Heavy Trucks. During this eventful stint, he also led several strategic initiatives in Tata Motors like Data Analytics Project, Scenario Planning, Key Account Management and Loyalty Programs, etc.
In terms of educational background, Vinod is a Fulbright CII Fellowship Scholar from Institute of International Education – New York/ Carnegie Mellon University Petersburg – USA. He has done his Masters in International Business with Marketing, from SYMBIOSIS (SIIB), Pune and B.Sc. – Physics (Honors) from Delhi University.
On personal front, Vinod is married to Swatika and is blessed with two children. His hobbies include listening to soft music and ghazals.