As Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Growth of Tech Mahindra, Jagdish Mitra is responsible for driving global business growth.
Jagdish is passionate about skilling, scaling SMEs, SMBs and startups with a focused interest in Deeptech and Innovation, as well as driving positive change through social empowerment. He currently co-Chairs of the Science, Technology & Innovation Committee at FICCI. Additionally, he is a member of CII National Startup Council and on the CII’s National Committee on Skill Development and Livelihood and a member of the CII Council on India @ 75, where he chairs the sub group on Education – Functional Literacy using Digital Tools & Fintech.
Previously, he served as the CEO of CanvasM (a JV between TechMahindra and Motorola). In a career spanning 25+ years, he has played many roles spanning across sales, business development, and large deals. He has opened new markets in North America, UK, Middle East, Australia New Zealand, and Southeast Asia apart from India.
He is also an advisor to MedTech startup incubated at Sine, IIT Bombay. He regularly mentors startups in B2B Tech space like SKTA in Silicon Valley. He is also sought-after speaker in the leadership circle in India and internationally.
He sees collaboration as the biggest virtue of a true leader and attributes his success to it. He believes AI, automation, digital can enable us to create unique human experiences of the future. He is a sports enthusiast, loves football and plays squash. He is passionate about imparting sports training to underprivileged kids. Jagdish is the founder of a Jishnu Mitra foundation (JMF) that trains and awards scholarships to high potential kids from challenged backgrounds. He is also a volunteer for the activities of Tech Mahindra Foundation on education and skilling.
Jagdish holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications from Birla Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of London.