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Pawan Kumar Goenka

Pawan Kumar Goenka

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From India
Gender male
Birth 23 September 1954, Harpalpur, Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Age: 65 years
Star sign LibraLibra
Spouse: Mamta Goenka
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Dr Pawan Goenka is the Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, an Indian multinational automobile manufacturing corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Early life

Dr Pawan Goenka did his schooling in Kolkata, India and then earned his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur and Ph.D. from Cornell University, U.S.A. He is also a Graduate of Advanced Management Program from HBS. He worked at General Motors R&D Centre in Detroit, U.S.A. from 1979 to 1993. Thereafter he joined Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., as General Manager (R&D).


Dr Goenka joined Mahindra in October 1993 as the General Manager, R&D. He was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer for the automotive sector in April 2003. In September 2005, he became the President of the automotive sector and by April 2010 he was the President of the Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors. "He was appointed to the post of Executive Director of Mahindra & Mahindra in 2013 and in April 2014, he took over the additional responsibility of the two wheeler business. In Nov 2016 Dr Pawan Kumar Goenka was elevated to the post of Managing Director of M&M."

Dr. Goenka is the past President of SIAM, Society of Automotive Engineers India, and ARAI Governing Council, and was a Board Member of National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) from Aug.2013 to Aug.2014. He is also a National Council member of CII, and Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Madras.

Awards and Honours

  • Engineering Excellence Award 2012 from SAE India Foundation
  • CV Man of the Year 2012 by Apollo CV Awards
  • Man of the Year 2007 and 2011 by Autocar Professional
  • Fellow of SAE International in 2004
  • Fellow of INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineers) in 2004
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from I.I.T. Kanpur in 2004
  • Outstanding International Advisor Award by SAE in 1997
  • Charles L. McCuen Achievement Award for the years 1985 & 1991
  • Extraordinary Accomplishment Award from General Motors in 1986

Personal life

Dr. Goenka is married to Mamta Goenka who "volunteers her time to counsel cancer patients and help them receive proper treatment and post-operative care".

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