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The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust is spearheaded by its panel of eminent trustees:

Mr. Keshub Mahindra

Keshub Mahindra

Mr. Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., is a graduate from Wharton University of Pennsylvania, USA. After joining the Company in 1947, he became the Chairman in 1963.

He is a well-known philanthropist who has redefined good corporate governance in India. He has been appointed by the Government of India to serve on many Committees including the Sachar Commission on Company Law & MRTP and the Central Advisory Council of Industries. In 1987, he was awarded the Chevalier de l'Odre National de la Legion d'honneur by the French Government. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Mahindra was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry, New Delhi.

Mr. Mahindra is a member of the Apex Advisory Council of ASSOCHAM and is the President Emeritus of the Employers’ Federation of India. He is an Honorary Fellow of the All India Management Association, New Delhi and a member of the Council of the United World Colleges (International) in the United Kingdom. He is an icon, an inspiring business leader and a distinguished corporate citizen that everyone looks up to.

Mr. Anand Gopal Mahindra

Anand Mahindra

Mr. Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of the US $20.7 billion Mahindra Group and the Executive Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. His tenure has seen the Group expand domestically and internationally into a range of major industrial sectors from automobiles and agriculture to IT and aerospace. The Group has also grown inorganically through acquisitions such as Ssangyong Motors, Reva Electric Car Company, Satyam Computer Services, Peugeot Motorcycles, Gippsland Aeronautics, Aerostaff Australia, Holiday Club Resorts, and Pininfarina S.p.A. 

 He has served on several influential bodies globally, including the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York and the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He is currently on the board of Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency. Mr. Mahindra has been named in Barron's List of Top 30 CEOs worldwide (2016) and Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (2014). He was appointed ‘Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour’ by the President of the French Republic (2016).

Mr. Mahindra is an incisive business commentator and humanitarian with over 6 million followers on Twitter. Among his many social change initiatives is Project Nanhi Kali, which, for the last two decades, has provided over 350,000 under-privileged girls access to high quality education.

Mr. Bharat N. Doshi

Bharat Doshi

Mr. Bharat Doshi, after an exemplary career spanning over four decades in the Mahindra Group, retired as Executive Director and Group CFO, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. in 2013. Whilst at Mahindras, he also led the initiative of conceptualizing, establishing and nurturing Mahindra Finance and was its Chairman from April 2008 to March 2016. Mr. Doshi is currently the Chairman of Mahindra Intertrade Limited and is also a Director of Mahindra Holdings Limited, a Trustee of Mahindra Foundation and Governor on the Board of The Mahindra United World College of India.

Mr. Doshi was nominated as a Director on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India in March 2016. Mr. Doshi is also an Independent Director of Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited.

He has served as a member on several working groups and high powered committees set up by Reserve Bank of India and the Government of India. He was President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2009 -10. Mr. Doshi is a recipient of several top honours including being selected as India’s Best CFO.

Mr. Bharat Doshi is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a Master’s degree in Law from Bombay University.

Mr. Ulhas N. Yargop

Ulhas N. Yargop

Ulhas joined the Mahindra Groupin 1992.  He has workedsince then as General Manager - Corporate Planning, General Manager - Product Planning, General Manager, Mahindra-Ford Project, and Treasurer.  He was appointedas President, IT Sector in 1999.  He assumed additional responsibility as the Group CTO in 2010 and as Chairman of the Group Sustainability Council in 2011.Redesignated as Group President in 2015.

Ulhaspreviously worked with GKN Automotive Inc., USAas Director of Finance and later with GKN Invel Transmissions Ltd., New Delhi as General Manager – Commercial.  He also worked with The Standard Batteries Ltd., Mumbai as Vice President - Industrial.

Ulhas is a Director on the boards of Tech Mahindra, Bristlecone, FixStream Technologies etc.  He served on the board of Mahindra Satyam from 2009 to 2013, until it was merged with Tech Mahindra.

Ulhas is a member of the Managing Committee of Harvard Business School (India) Research Center, a member of the Board of Governors of The Mahindra United World College of India,Chair of the board of the United World Colleges Committee (India), a director on the board of The United World Colleges (International), a Trustee of K. C. Mahindra Education Trust, Mahindra Foundation and Tech Mahindra Foundation.

Ulhas has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Master in Business Administration from the HarvardBusinessSchool.

Ms. Uma Ranjit Malhotra

Uma Ranjit Malhotra

Ms. Uma Malhotra set up a Play School in 1985 called First Steps. Prior to this she used to work as a teacher in West Wind Nursery School. Her experience and qualifications in the teaching sector make her an invaluable member of the Trust. Uma has now been providing an opportunity to children from underprivileged communities to avail of quality education at First Steps.

Ms. Leena Labroo

Leena Labroo

Ms. Leena Labroo graduated From UPenn with a degree in Mass Communications. She has worked in Advertising & Market Research companies and is presently a partner at Niana, a company who specializes in home fragrance. She spent over 10 years at Youthreach, a non-profit organization that focuses on social change using education, health care and skill training interventions. She is also actively involved in supporting Shantidevi Charitable Trust which provides supplementary free education to over 5000 disadvantaged children.

Ms. Sheetal Mehta

Sheetal Mehta

Ms. Sheetal Mehta, is the Executive Director, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust since 2001. She is also Chief - CSR Initiatives, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and as a member of the CSR Council, is responsible for following the CSR Ethos developed by the management and developing a strategy in line with this which ties in with employees engagement opportunities. Sheetal has been a member of the CII National

Committee on Primary Education and Literacy and the CSR Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Her other current positions include Managing Trustee of Mahindra Foundation India, President Mahindra Foundation USA and Trustee & President, Mahindra Education Society which looks after 2 schools.

Prior to assuming her current role she was handling marketing functions at the Mahindra Group. She has graduated in Psychology, Sociology & Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and has attended a number of executive development courses and marketing management courses at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta and National University of Singapore, Singapore including a course on Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School.

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