People: Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (MAHM.BO)
Dr. Pawan Kumar Goenka, Ph.D., is President - Automotive and Farm Equipment sectors, Executive Director of Mahindra And Mahindra Ltd. He joined Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in October 1993 as General Manager R&D, after a career spanning 14 years with General Motors, USA. His immediate task was to scale up the Auto Sector R&D, which was in a nascent stage, to a powerful product development organization. Under his leadership, M&M launched a slew of new products such as PikUp, Marshal, Armada 98, Bolero and Loadking. His acknowledged contribution is his leadership of the Scorpio project, which brought laurels to M&M both in India and abroad. He became Executive Vice President - Product Development in September 2001 and, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Automotive Sector in April 2003. In the capacity of COO, Dr. Goenka has been responsible for day to day operations of the Automotive Sector. He has also played a key role in the formation of both the Renault and International Truck JVs. Dr. Goenka took over as President of the Automotive Sector on September 26, 2005. Dr. Goenka is an internationally acknowledged scientist - manager with several recognition to his credit. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from I.I.T Kanpur in 2004 and is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and of the Indian National Academy of Engineers. He has been honoured by General Motors through the Charles L. McCuen Achievement Award twice, and the Extraordinary Accomplishment Award. Dr. Goenka is a member of the SIAM Executive Council and Chairman of the Committee on Frontier Technologies. He is Sr. Vice President of SAE India and Chairman of the Management Board. He holds the positions of the Vice President of the ARAI Governing Council. A Mechanical Engineer with a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, U.S.A., Dr. Goenka has also done an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.
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