Arvind Mahajan, President and Founding Member IIMPACT

“The best choice is to choose a career close to your passion but more importantly it should be something that enables you to learn continuously”- Arvind Mahajan

In his episodeAshutosh Garg engages in a conversation with Arvind Mahajan, President and Founding Member, IIMPACT- an organization that works towards providing free education to more than 60,000 girls in rural India. Arvind is a well-renowned senior corporate professional, a management consultant, and an MBA from IIM-A.

Arvind reminisces about his early life and learnings. He shares an insightful Greek anecdote of a fox and a hedgehog to explain career choices. He talks about strategic consulting and its significance. He shares stories about the origin and working of IIMPACT.

Amir proceeds to share his ideas about the post-retirement lifestyle. He tells what an individual should look out for before accepting a board position. He emphasizes the necessity of diligence while holding a position on the board.


Arvind, is a graduate (B.Com. Hons) from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi University and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He is also attended management development programs of Harvard Business School and Michigan Business School, USA. He had more than 35 years’ experience in management consulting & industry. His management consulting experience has included more than 22 years as partner with AF Ferguson & Co (Member firm of Deloitte), Price WaterhouseCoopers, IBM Global Business Services and most recently with KPMG. His industry experience was with Procter and Gamble in financial management and management reporting. In his career at KPMG India he has been Country Head of business consulting services and the Energy, Infrastructure & Government practices of the firm and was appointed as Senior Director, which was in nature of chairperson of the KPMG’s India board, overseeing the India Executive team. He also had the privilege of being member of KPMG Global Business Consulting and Global Infrastructure Sector Leadership teams. His specialization is in advising CEOs & Boards in area of business strategy & helping & make strategy happen through growth & transformation initiatives. He has also has strong background in corporate finance, enterprise risk management & people and change. He has advised clients in a diversified portfolio sectors including consumer, automotive, technology, telecom, energy, infrastructure and
financial services.

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