Rapid Fire with Rajeshwar Tripathi



Inquisitive about knowing his experiences, vision and approach towards people in his team, we engaged in a light-hearted rapid fire with him. Here’s what he shared about his journey and personal interests in a tacit candid interview:

GPTW Award Certificate_2015What has been your proudest moment at Mahindra AFS?
Successfully concluding the SsangYong Motor Company Tripartite Agreement before the acquisition.

How do you balance work-life?
Paranoid about time management.

What’s your biggest inspiration?
To be like my role models some day.


What would you call your hobby?
Elaborate reading of newspapers.

What is your biggest fear?
Loss of face.

What is the best part about your role?
Being in touch with all kinds of people. The diverse set of people I get to interact with every day. Everyone is so passionate in their own way, working towards a single purpose – to make a difference in lives of people.

What are your favourite attributes about the people at Mahindra AFS?
Everyone is helpful, humble and ready to take up new challenges every day!

Rapid-Fire-LeaderWhat do you consider your biggest regret?
I’ve always been fond of writing. Not having nurtured my writing skills to do something bigger would be the biggest regret for me.

If Mahindra AFS were a movie, what role would you play?

What’s your favourite quote?
What got you here won’t take you there.

 Describe EVP in one line.
Help see the larger picture and relate to their experiences.

As a child, what did you want to be?
A political leader who would change the country.

What makes Mahindra AFS great place to work? 
Trust, Empowerment, and living the philosophy of Rise every day!

Rapid-Fire-LeaderWhat makes Mahindra AFS a Talent Catalyst for the millennials?
Freedom to try out new things and participate in a grand vision.
What are your focus areas for the next 2 years?

Drive capability building and creating a vibrant leadership pipeline for the organisation.

What is unique about the Mahindra Experience?
Recognition for out-performance, freedom to experiment and empowerment to excel

What are the best ways to manage people?
Align to a shared purpose, provide clarity and direction and then act as a coach.

What do you look for while hiring someone?
Organizational fitment and the role.

What makes a great leader?
The one who can command respect and gain the trust of his people.

If there was one piece of advice you could give someone today, what would it be?
Listen to your conscience, it knows far more than you think you do!

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