Anand Mahindra Appointed Chairman of the Mahindra Group
MUMBAI, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Keshub Mahindra accepts the role of Chairman Emeritus at the request of the
Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., was
appointed Chairman of the Mahindra Group, at the conclusion of the company’s Board meeting
which was held in Mumbai on August 8, 2012.
He assumes the mantle of Chairman from Keshub Mahindra who has retired after 48 years
at the helm of the Mahindra Group. Keshub Mahindra will continue to guide the company as
Chairman Emeritus on the request of the Board.
Anand Mahindra was appointed Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. in 1991 and
in 2003, was given the additional responsibility of Vice Chairman. Under Mr. Mahindra’s
stewardship, the USD 15.4 billion Group has evolved into a socially and environmentally
responsible global federation of companies with a leading presence in each sector in which
it is present. Mahindra is present across the automotive spectrum, from two-wheelers,
three-wheelers, commercial vehicles, SUVs and MPVs to sedans, tractors, and even
powerboats and aircraft. In addition, the Group’s diversified nature of business spans
many frontiers – automotive components, Finance, Insurance, IT, Retail, Real Estate,
Hospitality, Logistics and After-Market to name a few.
Fortune magazine has named Anand Mahindra as one of the top 25 most powerful business
people in Asia for the year 2011.
During his tenure, the Mahindra Group has also grown inorganically, seizing
opportunities across the globe. Recent acquisitions include Ssangyong Motors, Reva
Electric Car Company, Satyam Computer Services, Aerostaff Australia and Gippsland
Aeronautics among others.
A thought leader in Indian business, Anand Mahindra serves on many industry
confederations, national and international and was co Chair of the WEF Davos in 2009. He
represents Indian industry at several global meets, including the APEC CEO Summit in 2009.
In November 2011, he was appointed Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion
for Korea for a period of two years. He also serves as a member of the International
Advisory Board of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, which is the lead government
agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance its position as a global business
centre. He served on the Boards of the National Stock Exchange of India and the National
Council of Applied Economic Research. He was President of the Confederation of Indian
Industry in 2003-04 and has also been President of the Automotive Research Association of
Anand Mahindra is the co-founder of the Harvard Business School Association of India,
an association dedicated to the promotion of professional management in India. A firm
believer in the power of education, he initiated the Nanhi Kali programme about two
decades ago to provide free education to economically underprivileged girls in the
country. Over 75,000 girls have benefited from the programme. Anand Mahindra is a Trustee
of the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, which provides scholarships to students, and is also
on the Board of Governors of the Mahindra United World College of India.
His other social initiatives include co-founding Naandi Danone, which provides safe
drinking water to nearly 3 million customers in rural areas, and serving as a Life Trustee
on the Board of the Naandi Foundation, which provides meals to 1.3 million children daily.
Naandi also brings the best of agriculture and natural resource management to the largest
number of small and marginal farmers across the country.
Anand Mahindra is a votary of the humanities. A generous endowment made by him
personally to the Harvard Humanities Centre led to its rechristening as the Mahindra
Humanities Center in 2010.
He has received several prestigious awards in the course of his career, including the
Global Leadership Award June 2012 from the US-India Business Council, the Lloyds Banking
Group Business Leader of the Year Award at The Asian Awards 2011, the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year India award for 2009, Business Man of the Year 2007 from Business
India and Business Leader of the Year 2009 from the Economic Times. Other awards include
the 2005 Leadership Award from the American India Foundation for his, and the Mahindra
Group’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, and the Rajiv Gandhi Award 2004 for
outstanding contribution in the business field.
About The Mahindra Group
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key
industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors
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Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry
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consulting services, defence, energy, financial services
, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate
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A USD 15.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more
than 144,000 people in over 100 countries. In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global
2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun &
Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s
Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of
Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.
For further enquiries Roma Balwani Senior VP & Group Head - Corporate Communication Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd Phone: +91-22-2490-1441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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