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Mumbai-based a Business Conglomerate: Anand Mahindra

Anand Gopal Mahindra, born on 1 May 1955 is an Indian billionaire businessman and the chairman of Mahindra Group. The group operates in the aerospace, agribusiness, aftermarket, automotive, components, construction equipment, defense, energy, farm equipment, finance and insurance, industrial equipment, information technology, leisure and hospitality, logistics, real estate, and retail. Mr. Mahindra is the grandson of Jagdish Chandra Mahindra, co-founder of Mahindra & Mahindra.

As of January 2020, his net worth was estimated to be $1.6 billion. He is an alumnus of Harvard University and Harvard Business School. In 1996, he established Nanhi Kali, a non-government organisation that supports education for underprivileged girls in India.

He is included by Fortune Magazine among the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’. And was in the magazine’s 2011 listing of Asia’s 25 most powerful businesspeople. Mr. Anand was noted by Forbes (India) as their ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for 2013. He was given the Padma Bhushan Award, the third Highest civilian award in India, in January 2020.

Anand Mahindra serves beyond Mahindra group

  • In April 2014, Anand became a member of the board of  U.S.–India Business Council (USIBC).
  • In 2011, Anand was invited to join the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board.
  • He is the Chairman of the India Advisory Council at the Lincoln Center, New York.
  • Anand, along with Mukesh Ambani and Mahesh Samat, was the co-founder EPIC, an Indian television channel in 2014 that showcases Hindi content.
  • Harvard University Asia Centre – Advisory Committee
  • Harvard Business School – Asia–Pacific Advisory Board
  • Asia Business Council
  • Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • World Bank Group’s Advisory Board for Doing Business
  • Harvard Global Advisory Council

Recent Honors and awards

  • Sustainable Development Leadership Award – The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) – 2014 
  • Business Today CEO of the Year – 2014 
  • ‘Social Media Person of the Year’ by the Internet and Mobile Association of India – 2016 
  •  ‘Disruptor Personality of the Year Award’ by Bloomberg TV India – 2016 
  • Harvard Medal – Harvard Alumni Association – 2014 
  • Chevalier de l’Ordre national la Légion d’Honneur – French Republic – 2016 
  • Top 30 CEOs worldwide – Barron’s List – 2016

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