Sinha, who will work closely with the Group businesses to help drive growth and returns, will also oversee Synergy,Risk and Economist functions and play a key role in coordinating international synergies between Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa. Reporting to Dr. Anish Shah, Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO, Mahindra Group, Sinha will also be part of the Group Corporate Office Leadership Team.
Commenting on the appointment, Shah said, “Conscientious strategy combined with long term financial discipline are the key contributors to sustainable business growth and noteworthy shareholder value. Amit’s wealth of experience in India and globally will help us bring about the desired transformation and success to the Group.”
On taking up the role, Sinha said, “Mahindra Group is at the cusp of a strategic transformation and I am thrilled to join the Group at this point. I am honoured to be trusted with this responsibility to help businesses live by our Rise philosophy through cutting-edge strategy.”
Prior to his new job, Sinha was Senior Partner and Director with Bain & Company. Over a period of 18 years at Bain, Sinha led and managed large, “multi-country strategy, organisation, and performance improvement projects”. He also carried out due diligence and ran portfolio strategy projects (post buyout) for leading private equity funds in the US and India. Sinha began his career with Tata Motors and worked with IGate Patni (now Capgemini) in technology leadership roles in India, Singapore, and the US.
Sinha, who holds a dual MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Finance and Strategy, was a Palmer scholar and received Siebel Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi and is also an Ananta Aspen Fellow as part of their India Leadership Fellowship Programme.