Mumbai :chairman and managing director ofMahindra Group.
Anand Mahindra born 1 May 1955 is the chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group. His grandfather JC Mahindra co-founded the company in Mumbai, India. Founded as a steel trading company, the Group today has a presence in multiple sectors from agribusiness to aerospace. It is considered to be one of the most reputed Indian industrial houses with market leadership in many business verticals including utility vehicles, tractors world’s largest tractor company by volume, after market India’s largest multi-brand pre-owned car company), finance largest rural in India, Holidays India’s largest vacation ownership company and IT top 5 IT service provider.
Hailed as ‘The Federator’ by Forbes (India) Magazine, Anand Mahindra started his career at Mahindra Group with Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd. as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director and in 1989, was appointed President and Deputy managing director of that 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 and in August 2012, took over as chairman and managing director of the Mahindra Group from his uncle Keshub Mahindra.
He is included by Fortune Magazine among the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’and featured in the magazine’s 2011 listing of Asia’s 25 most powerful business people. Anand has also been noted by Forbes (India) as their ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for 2013.