- Anand Mahindra
Anand Mahindra is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of one of India’s largest companies,
Mahindra & Mahindra. Born on 1st May, 1955 he now resides at his home town Mumbai.
Anand is married to Anuradha Mahindra [http://www.tehelka.com/story_main18.asp?filename=Bu082606business_wives.asp Tehelka Interview] ,.] , editor of ‘Verve’ and ‘Man’s World’ and the editor-in-chief of
Rolling StoneIndia. The couple have two daughters.
Anand graduated from
HarvardCollege, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Magna cum Laude (High Honours). [http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=6015566&symbol=MAHM.BO Business Week Executive Profile] ,.] Following completion of his MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1981, he returned to India and joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company (MUSCO) where he became President and Deputy Managing Director in 1989. During this time he initiated the Mahindra Group’s diversification into the new business areas of real estate development and hospitality. In 1991, he was appointed Deputy MD of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. He became the Managing Director in 1997 and took on the additional responsibility of Vice Chairman in 2003.Mr. Mahindra was a co-promoter of Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd., which in 2003 was converted into a bank [http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/feb/07hot2.htm Kotak Finance in News] ,.] . Kotak Mahindra Bankis one of the foremost private sectorbanks today.
Under Anand Mahindra, the company launched India’s best loved SUV, the Scorpio, which today has gone global.
Anand is a football fan and takes keen interest in
Mahindra United[http://www.the-aiff.com/clubprofile/mahindraunited.php AIFF Mahindra United Profile] ,.] . Anand used to play tennisand has now taken up sailing. He originally studied architectureand film in America and remains a keen photographer.
Mr. Mahindra is the co-founder of the
Harvard Business SchoolAssociation of India, an association dedicated to the promotion of professional management in India. The association has grown substantially over the years.
He is Past President 2003-04 of the Confederation of Indian Industry [http://www.hinduonnet.com/2003/04/30/stories/2003043001951600.htm The Hindu on CII President] ,.] and has also been President of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
Mr. Mahindra is a Director of The
National Stock Exchange of IndiaLimited appointed under the "Public Representatives" category.
He takes a keen interest in matters related to education and apart from being a Trustee of the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, which provides scholarships to students, he is also on the Board of Governors of the Mahindra United World College of India.
He is the Chairman of National Safety Council of India [http://machinist.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1215&Itemid=2 Anand becomes NSC Chairman] ,.] .
Mr. Mahindra is the Founder Chairman of the Mumbai Festival [http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2004/11/25/stories/2004112502840600.htm The Hindu Business Line on Mumbai Festival] ,.] , which was launched in January 2005. The event was the first comprehensive festival to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the city.
He is the Co-Chairman of the International Council of the Asia Society, New York.
Anand is a member of the following organizations:
Harvard Business School- Asia-Pacific Advisory Board
Harvard Business School - Member of the Board of Dean's Advisors
Harvard University Asia Centre - Advisory Committee
National Sports Development Fund (NSDF),
Government of India- Council and Executive Committee
The Nehru Centre, Mumbai - Executive Committee
National Council of Applied Economic Research
[http://www.nibmindia.org/ National Institute of Bank Management] ,
Pune- Governing Board
'Knight of the Order of Merit' by the President of the
French Republic Rajiv GandhiAward 2004 for outstanding contribution in the business field
2005 Leadership Award from the American India Foundation for his, and the Mahindra Group's commitment to corporate social responsibility
Person of the Year 2005 from Auto Monitor
CNBCAsia Business Leader Award for the year 2006
The Most Inspiring Corporate Leader of the Year 2007 from
# [http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/10/ta.mahindra/index.html CNN on Anand]
# [http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Business-India-crowns-Anand-Mahindra/263873/ Anand Mahindra Business India's Business Man of the Year 2007]
# [http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/press/en/content/352/ Anand on CNN Talk Asia]
# [http://www.nsc.org.in/texts/About%20Chairman.htm NSC Chairman Profile]
# [http://www.nasscom.in/Nasscom/templates/NormalPage.aspx?id=53678 Building a Knowledge Economy on Growth]
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