Anand Mahindra


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.

Family

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 Stone India. The couple have two daughters.

History

Anand graduated from Harvard College, 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 Bank is one of the foremost private sector banks today.

Under Anand Mahindra, the company launched India’s best loved SUV, the Scorpio, which today has gone global.

Interests

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 tennis and has now taken up sailing. He originally studied architecture and film in America and remains a keen photographer.

Other Activities

Mr. Mahindra is the co-founder of the Harvard Business School Association 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 India Limited 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.

Organizations

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

Asia Business Council

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

Awards

'Knight of the Order of Merit' by the President of the French Republic

Rajiv Gandhi Award 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

CNBC Asia Business Leader Award for the year 2006

The Most Inspiring Corporate Leader of the Year 2007 from NDTV Profit.

Reference Links

External Links

# [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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