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Speaker

Vish Palekar

Vish Palekar is President & CEO of Mahindra GenZe, a company located in Fremont, CA and Ann Arbor, Michigan with a vision to redefine sustainable person transportation in urban areas.  The business is focused on developing a connected electric two-wheeler transportation platform and the charging and sharing ecosystem to provide multi-modal transportation options to consumers, businesses and cities around the world.

Prior to this role, Vish was Senior Vice President, Innovation and Emerging Markets for the Mahindra Group, responsible for growing the Innovation culture across the Mahindra group.  He started in Mahindra as the CEO of the Cleantech (Solar) business, successfully deploying many of the first solar plants in India.

Prior to joining Mahindra Group, Dr. Palekar spent over 10 years with General Electric (GE) in a variety of roles including President and CEO of GE Enterprise Solutions in India and Global Head of Water Treatment projects, out of Boston, MA.  In his over 24 years of experience, he has worked in Power, Transportation, Water Treatment and Industrial Automation verticals in Business leadership, Engineering/Technology, Compliance, Product Management and Six Sigma Quality.

Dr. Palekar holds an MBA from the University of California, a Ph.D. & M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India.