Anand Mahindra is the Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, which is considered one of the most respected Indian industrial houses. Mahindra & Mahindra is a market leader in many business verticals such as utility vehicles, tractors, aftermarket and finance.
It was in 1981 that he joined MUSCO as an Executive Assistant to the Finance Director. He was the one who initiated Mahindra Group’s entry into new business areas of real estate development and Hospitality Management.
Here are 10 must-know facts about Anand Mahindra:
1. Anand Mahindra donated $10 million to Harvard Humanities centre
It is being relaunched as the Mahindra Humanities Center. Mr Mahindta is also the co-founder of Harvard Business School Association of India.
2. He lives with his life and two daughters
Mr Mahindra enjoys tennis, cinema and reading. Living in Mumbai, his wife is the founder and editor of Verve. His two daughters are Aalika and Divya.
3. He was the man behind Nanhi Kali program
Anand Mahindra started this program which provides free education to girls from the economically underprivileged families. Over 70,000 girls are studying under this program.
4. He is quite active on Social Media
His twitter handle @anandmahindra has been ranked third in the Top 30 CEOs on Social Media.
5. He was the President of ARAI
Automotive Research Association of India is an organization that plays a crucial role in assuring efficient vehicles.
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6. Mr Mahindra earns $1.22 Billion
He was included in Fortune Magazine’s list of The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and was also named as one of the top 25 most powerful business people in Asia.
7. He is familiar with the Tamil language
Anand Mahindra studied in Lawrence School, Lovedale in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
8. Anand Mahindra is the third generation in Mahindra family
The business was started by K.C. Mahindra, J.C. Mahindra, and Ghulam Muhammad to trade steel.
9. He has studied film-making and architecture
Mr Mahindta graduated with an Honors degree from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1977. Thereafter, he did his masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.
10. He is ranked #99 on Forbes List of Richest Indians
In its 2015 edition, the Forbes list ranked him 99th. It is an annual assessment of wealth and assets gathered and published by the magazine.