A passionate entrepreneur, Maheshwar Peri is a qualified CA, CMA and ACS. He started his career as an investment banker with SBI capital markets. He then worked at the Outlook group-one of India’s most influential news magazine groups-for 17 years and headed it for more than 10 years as President & Publisher. Mahesh believes that the demographic dividend which India seeks can turn into a nightmare if the youth are not shown the right direction to best utilize their capabilities. Careers360 was born from his deep concern and understanding of student issues, including information gaps that need to be plugged in order to help students make informed career choices.
Mahesh is also widely known as the man who brought down the Indian Institute of Planning Management (IIPM), fighting Arindom Chaudhuri, the self-styled management guru and head of the institution, in a long drawn-out legal battle that took place in courtrooms across the country for six years in which he challenged every civil and criminal case thrown at him, defended and won each of them in various high courts.