Anand Mahindra

About Anand Mahindra

Mr. Anand Mahindra is Chairman of the US $19 billion Mahindra
Group which is today one of India’s top industrial houses. The
Mahindra Group is a socially and environmentally responsible global
federation of companies with a leading presence in major sectors of
the Indian economy. The Group is present across the spectrum
from Agri-business to Aerospace and is now entering new areas like
renewables. Graduated with Honours (Magna cum laude) from
Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1977. In 1981, he
secured an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston,
Massachusetts. He returned to India that year and joined Mahindra
Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO), which was, at that time, the
country’s foremost producer of specialty steels. In 1989, he was
appointed Deputy Managing Director and President of the company.
During his stint at MUSCO, he initiated the Mahindra Group’s
diversification into the new business areas of real estate
development and hospitality management.
Mr. Mahindra took over as Deputy Managing Director of the flagship
company Mahindra & Mahindra in 1991 at a time when the
turnover was US$ 177 million. He initiated a comprehensive
change programme in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to make the company an
efficient and aggressive competitor in the new liberalized
economic environment in India.

Mahindra as an Influencer

Mahindra is well known for his Twitter influence. His Twitter
handle @anandmahindra has over 6 million followers. He was
ranked third in the ‘’ 2013 ranking of the ‘Top
30 CEOs on Social Media’. He was listed among the “10 CEOs You need To Follow On Twitter” by Benzinga in 2016. Fortune Magazine has listed him among the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2014
and as one of the top 25 most powerful business people in Asia for
the year 2011.

Other International Boards and Committees that he serves on :-

  1. World Bank Group’s Advisory Board for Doing Business
  2. The French Prime Minister’s Strategic Attractiveness Council
  3. US – India Strategic Partnership Forum
  4. Harvard Business School – Asia – Pacific Advisory Board
  5. Harvard University Asia Centre – Advisory Committee
  6. Harvard Business School – Board of Dean’s Advisors
  7. Formula E Sustainability Committee
  8. President’s International Council of The J. Paul Getty Trust
  9. Honorary Advisory Committee for the John H. McArthur Distinguished Fellowship
  10. International Advertising Association World Congress 2018 – Governing Council
  11. US – India Business Council

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was established in 1945 as Muhammad & Mahindra and later renamed as Mahindra and Mahindra. It is one of the largest vehicle manufacturers by production in India and the largest manufacturer of tractors in the world. It is a part of the Mahindra Group, an Indian conglomerate. It was ranked 17th on a list of top companies in India by Fortune India 500 in 2018. Its major competitors in the Indian market include Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors.

Operations of M&M

Under the “Mahindra” brand name, the company produces SUVs, Multiple Utility Vehicles, pickups, lightweight commercial vehicles, heavyweight commercial vehicles, two wheeled motorcycles and tractors. Mahindra maintains business relations with foreign companies like Renault SA, France. M&M has a global presence and its products are exported to several countries. Its automotive global subsidiaries include:

  • Mahindra Europe S.r.l. based in Italy.
  • Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) in US.
  • Ssangyong in South Korea
  • Automobili Pininfarina in Italy
  • Mahindra South Africa and Mahindra (China) Tractor Co. Ltd.
  • Mahindra Australia
  • Mahindra Brazil & Mexico

Global Recognition

  • Featured in Barron’s List of Top 30 CEOs worldwide (2016)
  • Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre national la Légion d’Honneur (Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour) by the President of the French Republic (March 2016)
  • First Indian recipient of the Harvard Medal by the Harvard Alumni Association given for extraordinary service to Harvard University (2014)
  • Sustainable Development Leadership Award from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (2014)
  • Knighted as ‘Grand Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy’, a civilian award of State, conferred by the President of Italy for achieving extraordinary results in the promotion of bilateral relations between Italy and India (2013)
  • Global Leadership Award by the US-India Business Council (2012)
  • Business Courage Award by Asia Business Leadership Forum (2012)
  • Best Transformational Leader Award by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability (2012)
  • Featured in Asia’s 25 most powerful business people by Fortunemagazine (2011)
  • Lloyds Banking Group Business Leader of the Year Award at The Asian Awards (2011)

Indian Honours :

  • Disruptor Personality of the Year Award  by Bloomberg TV India (2016)
  • ‘Social Media Person of the Year’ by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (2016)
  • Conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Indian automobile industry (2015)
  • Business Today CEO of the Year (2014)
  • ‘Special Recognition for Creating a True Global Indian MNC’ at India’s Best Market Analyst Award by Zee Business (2013)
  • Forbes India Leadership Awards ‘Entrepreneur for the Year’ (2013)
  • Business Leader of the Year by NDTV (2012)
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year India award (2009)
  • Indian of the Year award by NDTV (2009)