Veejay Ram Nakra is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Automotive Division of Mahindra & Mahindra and also a member of Mahindra’s Group Executive Board. His portfolio consists of multiple domestic and global business segments which includes Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles (HCVs, LCVs, SCVs, & Vans, etc.), and Construction Equipment. Veejay is Chairman of the board of directors for Mahindra and Mahindra South Africa, Mahindra Ideal Lanka, and Mahindra eMarket. He is also a Director on the boards of Mahindra Electric Mobility and NBS international.
Veejay has held various strategic positions over the past 25 years at M&M. Early in his career, he was a part of the core team that developed and launched the Scorpio. After establishing the Scorpio, as its first brand manager, he was responsible for Mahindra’s international business in Sub Sahara Africa region as CEO, Mahindra South Africa. On his return to India, Veejay held the National Sales Head- Automotive Division position, which was followed by a stint as Head-Sales & After-Sales. His last role, before becoming the Chief Executive, was that of Chief-Sales & Marketing Officer of the Auto Division.
Veejay is a member of the SIAM Executive Committee. He has been associated with Antarang (an NGO) and is passionate about personally mentoring young minds for career planning and skill-building for higher employability.
Veejay is a graduate in mechanical engineering from MIT, Manipal & a full-time PGDBA in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai. He has attended several international leadership development programs, such as Mahindra Universe at Harvard in 2013 and 2019. Veejay was, also, part of the Future Leaders Program in 2016-17, a joint initiative among M&M, Yale University, and IMD Switzerland.