V S Parthasarathy (Partha to all) is a leader who relishes his multiple roles straddling industries and geographies as he calls them his stairway to a global mindset. It challenges him to think fast and think new. In his role as a Former Group CFO & Group CIO, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M), he facilitated Mahindra Group in accomplishing its vision of being amongst the Top 50 most admired brands in the world. He was a member of Mahindra Group’s supervisory board called “Group Executive Board”. As a Board member and an active member of the Risk Management Committee of Tech Mahindra, he also overviewed the cybersecurity strategy of the organization
Starting his career at Modi Xerox as a Management Trainee, he rose to become Associate Director at Xerox, leaving in his wake many achievements. He joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 2000 and completed eventful stints in HR, Finance, M&A, IT, and International Operations before being selected to the prestigious post of CFO of M&M.
Mr. V. S. Parthasarathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a Harvard Alumni of Advanced Management Program – batch 2011. He is also an ACA of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). He is the President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He runs for Nanhi Kali (the Girl Child Education) at Mumbai Marathon as a Change Icon and has been adjudged as the Change Legend in Mumbai Marathon 2019 being the highest fund-raiser at that event. He is also an avid reader.