|Rajeev Dubey '82|
Rajeev Dubey '82 President (Group HR, Corporate Services & After-Market) & Member of the Group Management Board Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
In the final analysis, what I took away from Yale SOM was not a ready-reckoner or tool-kit, but something much more valuable — a way of thinking — of identifying and acknowledging forces of conflict, factors of uncertainty, and the primal role of values and ethics in decision-making. My two years at Yale SOM gave me enormous self-confidence at an intellectual, emotional and spiritual level, and this in turn has created in me the space to listen with an open mind and an open heart (at least I try very hard to do so!) to widely differing expert views on the same subject, acknowledge the co-existence of polarities in any situation, and then proceed to create synergistic solutions through teamwork."
Rajeev Dubey is the president (Group HR, Corporate Services & After-Market) and member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. His key focus areas are HR/IR initiatives for the Group, the After Market Sector whose CEO's report to him, Corporate Communications, Government Relations and Infrastructure. He is the chairman of Mahindra Insurance Brokers and First Choice Services and serves on the boards of several Group companies including Mahindra China Tractor, Mahindra Intertrade, Mahindra First Choice Wheels and Mahindra Retail. He is chairman of the CSR Council and the Corporate Governance Cell of the Group, a member of the Group Sustainability Council and the Governing Council of the Mahindra Institute of Quality.
He joined Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. in January 2004 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 Managing Director and CEO first of Tata Metaliks and then of Rallis India.
Rajeev obtained first rank in India in the science stream of the Indian School Certificate Examination and was a recipient of the All India University Entrance scholarship to Delhi University. 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 at the Yale School of Management, as a J N Tata scholar, and was selected as a distinguished alumnus of the school.
Rajeev is the president of the Employers' Federation of India (EFI), a member of the National Board of NHRDN, serves on the CII National Committee of Leadership and HR and the CII Apex Council on Affirmative Action. He is also a member of the National Executive Committee of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He serves on the boards of Walchand Talent First, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and Technology (LBSIMT), the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) and Magic Bus – an NGO that works with underprivileged youth.