Anand G. Mahindra
Chairman, Mahindra Group Executive Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Mr. Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of the US$19 billion Mahindra Group. His tenure has seen the Group expand domestically and internationally into a range of major industrial sectors from automobiles and agriculture to IT and aerospace. The Group has also grown inorganically through acquisitions such as Ssangyong Motors, Reva Electric Car Company, Satyam Computer Services, Peugeot Motorcycles, Gippsland Aeronautics, Aerostaff Australia, Holiday Club Resorts, and Pininfarina S.p.A.
He has served on several influential bodies, national and international. These include Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, World Bank Group’s Advisory Board for Doing Business and the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He has served on the boards of the National Stock Exchange of India and the National Council of Applied Economic Research. He was a member of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and has been the President of The Confederation of Indian Industry.
Mr. Mahindra has been named in Barron's List of Top 30 CEOs worldwide (2016) and Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (2014). He was a recipient of the Best Transformational Leader Award by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability (2012). He was appointed ’Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour’ by the President of the French Republic (2016) and conferred the 'Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy,' by the President of Italy (2013).
Mr. Mahindra is an incisive business commentator and humanitarian with about 5 million followers on Twitter. Among his many social change initiatives is the Nanhi Kali programme, which, for the last two decades, has provided over 250,000 under-privileged girls access to high quality education. Mr. Mahindra is a Life Trustee and Chairman of the Board of the Naandi Foundation, India’s leading NGO focused on education of underprivileged girls, skilling and employment of youth and sustainable livelihoods to small farmers through organic and biodynamic agriculture.
He is a strong votary of arts and culture. Mahindra supports the Blues and the Theatre Culture in India with the Mahindra Blues Festival and the META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre) Awards. Through the Mahindra Sanatkada Festival, the Group celebrates the art, culture, and history of Lucknow. Mr. Mahindra serves on the Board of Trustees of the Natural History Museum of London and as Chairman of the India Advisory Council of the Lincoln Center.
Mr. Mahindra graduated from Harvard College (1977) and secured an MBA from Harvard Business School (1981).
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