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Founder members

Mahindra Group


The Mahindra Group comprises of many companies united by a common purpose—to enable people to Rise. A U.S. $12.5 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India – it operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, tractors, and vacation ownership. In addition it has a growing presence in the automotive industry, aerospace, aftermarket, components, consulting services, defense, energy, financial services, logistics, real estate, retail, and two wheelers.  The Group comprises more than 137,000 people and has a presence in over 100 countries.

T.V. Mohandas Pai


T.V. Mohandas Pai is Chairman of Manipal Universal Learning, and was formerly with Infosys – as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2006, and then as Head of HR and Infrastructure. He is a trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, and a current member of the SEBI Accounting Standards Sub-committee.

Suzlon Energy


Conceived in 1995 with only 20 people, Suzlon is now a leading wind power company spread across 5 continents and 32 countries. In a short span of just over a decade, Suzlon has become the 3rd largest wind power supplier with 9.8% of the world wind energy market. It is the market leader in Asia, with a 6.9% market share (Combined with its subsidiary REpower), thereby making Suzlon one of the leading wind turbine manufacturing groups in the world.

As a group, Suzlon aims to provide a strong renewable energy platform thereby powering a greener future. Together with its subsidiary REpower, Suzlon has grown to ensure it builds a strong and futuristic path for the wind energy sector.

Suzlon currently employs more than 14,000 people and has sophisticated research and development capabilities in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India and The Netherlands.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala


Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is a chartered accountant and one of India’s best regarded investors. He began his career as a first generation proprietary trader and investor in 1985. He invests in public and private equity markets with a long-term outlook. He invests in equities, equity derivatives, fixed income securities, commodity and currency derivatives. Often referred to as the “Warren Buffet of India” by Indian and International media, the usually low-key investor has been profiled internationally by Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes magazine. He is on the board of several Indian corporates and is also Chairman of Aptech Ltd.

TVS Motor Co. Ltd.


TVS Motor Company, Chennai, is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India and one among the top ten in the world, with an annual turnover of more than $1 billion in 2008-2009, and is the flagship company of the $4 billion TVS Group. The company has four plants – located in South India, North India and Indonesia. TVS has a production capacity of 2.5 million units a year and has always stood for innovative, easy to handle, environment friendly products, backed by reliable customer service. Since 2002, Venu Srinivasan has been the Chairman of TVS Motors.