Mahesh is the cofounder of The CPL Group. He came to PNG in 1984 to work as a pharmacist and set up the first City Pharmacy store in Port Moresby a few years later with his wife, Usha Patel and, over time, transformed it into PNG’s largest retailing group.
Mahesh has affiliations with the PNG and Australian Institutes of Directors. He is currently the Chairman of the Board for Telikom PNG (recently re-named Kumul Telikom). He volunteered as a Director of the Games Organising Committee for the 2015 Pacific Games.
Mahesh has shown exceptional entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities over the last 30 years, utilising his considerable business skills and vision. He strongly believes that the essence of CPL’s success lies in the community it serves.