“We decided that we weren’t going to be in any business that wasn’t global. You’re not safe if you’re only at home. You can’t compete in a small pool anymore”
Born on 1st May 1955, in Mumbai, Anand Mahindra is the son of the second daughter of K.C. Mahindra, the founder of Mahindra Ltd. His educational qualifications include a graduate degree from the Harvard College, Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston. After graduating from Harvard Business School he joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd, as an Executive Assistant to the Finance Director in 1981. He gradually rose up to the post of President and Deputy Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. Under his leadership, the company expanded into the sectors of real estate development and hospitality. He took the responsibility as Managing Director of business in 1997 and became the Vice Chairman in 2003. He was also the promoter of Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. which he transformed into a bank in the same year. His vision and relentless efforts are the pillars on which the company set it global objectives and standards.