Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra
Anand Mahindra, a member of a well-known corporate family, was born on 1 May 1955 in Mumbai. Indira Mahindra is his mother’s name, while Harish Mahindra is his father, an industrialist. In 1981, he received his MBA with a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Anuradha Mahindra, the editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone India, is the wife of Anand Mahindra. She is the well-known editor of the publications Man’s World and Verve. Anand is the grandson of Jagdish Chandra Mahindra, a co-founder of Mahindra & Mahindra. In 1981, Anand began working with Mahindra Ugine Steel. He worked for Mahindra Ugine Steel Company as the finance director’s executive assistant.
Anand took over as MUSCO’s president in 1989. He added the hospitality and real estate development industries to Mahindra Ugine Steel Company. In 1991, Mahindra & Mahindra Group, one of the top ten industrial firms in India and home to India’s largest automaker, appointed Anand to the position of Deputy Managing Director. In 2003, Anand assumed the position of Vice Chairman of the Mahindra Group.
Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. had Anand Mahindra as one of its co-promoters. Currently, Kotak Mahindra Bank is one of India’s top private sector banks. In 2002, the Mahindra & Mahindra Group unveiled the Scorpio and an indigenously produced SUV, which contributed to the creation of the Mahindra Group’s global character. As a result, both greenfield business development and acquisitions have contributed to the company’s growth.
In 2009, the company’s possession actions included acquiring Reva Electric Cars and Satyam Computer Services. Anand Mahindra is a multimillionaire businessman from India who serves as the chairman of the Mahindra Group, a corporate conglomerate based in Mumbai. Harvard Business School and Harvard University both graduated Anand. He is one of Fortune Magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”
Forbes named Anand “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2013. In January 2020, Anand received the Padma Bhushan Award, India’s third-highest civilian honor. Anand serves as the World Economic Forum’s co-chair. He also won the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his excellent services to the corporate world. The American India Foundation gave him the Leadership Award. Anand received the Auto Monitor Person of the Year award.