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R. Velusamy

President, Automotive Technology & Product Development

Velusamy R, designated as Chief Of Global Product Development heads the product development for Auto Sector at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Velu has over 25 years of experience in Vehicle and Powertrain development. He started his career in M&M in the year 1996 in Powertrain development. He is credited as the Brain behind the Mahindra state of Art M-Hawk Engines. He went on to hold various senior level positions at M&M Powertrain division, becoming the head of Vehicle Product development for Automotive Division in the year 2018. Under his leadership in Product Development M&M Has launched various flagship products like Marazzo, XUV300, All New Thar & the recent Blockbuster product, XUV700 which set various Industry Benchmark & marked a new beginning for Mahindra and SUV Segment in India.

He also heads the Component Development & Material Management Division (CDMM) for Auto Sector. He is the Chairperson & Board of Director for Mahindra North America Technical Centre (MNATC) & Director on the Board of Automobili Pininfarina GMBH.

He also contributes to various Industry and academia bodies. He is the Co-Chairman for SIAM Energy & Conservation Group and the Industry Chair for Virginia Tech India Centre.

Velu completed his B.Sc., from University of Madras & B-Tech., Automobile Engg at Anna University, Chennai. He has completed Advance Management Program at Wharton Business School, Mahindra Universe program at Harvard university. He also underwent Global Program for Management Development at Michigan Ross School of Business. He was Part of Mahindra Future Leadership Program (FLP).

Velu lives in Chennai with His Wife Suguna & their two Children. He spends his free time in Solving Complex Problems, Reading & Teaching Physics and testing Present and Future Mahindra Products.

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