For over six decades, Keshub Mahindra has enabled Mahindra and its people to rise. A graduate of Wharton University Pennsylvania, USA — he joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 1947 and became Chairman in 1963. Although he stepped down from the chairmanship in 2012, he was requested to accept the Office of Chairman Emeritus and still continues to be involved with the activities of the company today and has literally been the backbone of the company.
He is a well-known philanthropist who has redefined good corporate governance. From building ethical corporate organizations in India to serving on prestigious boards and committees, his immense contribution to Indian business has established him as an inspirational business leader and an iconic corporate citizen. He was been appointed by the Government of India to serve on many Committees including the Sachar Commission on Company Law & MRTP and the Central Advisory Council of Industries. In 1987, he was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur by the French Government. From 2004 to 2010, he was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry, New Delhi.
Mr. Mahindra is a member of the Apex Advisory Council of ASSOCHAM and is President Emeritus of the Employers’ Federation of India. He also served as the President of the Governing Council of the University of Pennsylvania, Institute for the Advanced Study of India, New Delhi. He is an Honorary Fellow of the All India Management Association, New Delhi, and a Member of the Council of the United World Colleges (International) in the United Kingdom.
Most recently, in 2013, he was honored by SIAM/ACMA for his valuable contribution to the Indian Automotive Industry. In 2012, he was felicitated by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), an apex national body representing Automobile Dealers in India, with a Lifetime Contribution Award and he was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Employers’ Federation of India (EFI).
Chairman & Managing Director
Anand Mahindra started off at Mahindra in 1981 when he joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Co (MUSCO), a major producer of specialty steels, as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director. In 1989, he was appointed President and Deputy Managing Director of the company.
While at MUSCO, Anand spearheaded Mahindra’s growth and diversification into new business areas like real estate and hospitality management. In 1991, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra, the country’s leading producer of tractors and off-road vehicles. He initiated a comprehensive change program to make the company an efficient and aggressive competitor in the new liberalized economic environment in India. He became a Managing Director in 1997, and was promoted to Vice Chairman in 2003. He was appointed Chairman of the board in 2012.
During his tenure, the Mahindra Group has made significant steps forward through inorganic growth. Notable acquisitions include Ssangyong Motors, Reva Electric Car Company, Satyam Computer Services (now merged with Tech Mahindra), Aerostaff Australia, and Gippsland Aeronautics among others.
Executive Director & Group CFO
Bharat joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 1973. He served as Executive Vice President (Corporate Affairs) of Mahindra & Mahindra from July 1991 to August 1992, when he joined the Board of the Company as Executive Director in charge of Finance & Accounts, Corporate Affairs, and Information Technology. In addition, he was the President of the Trade & Financial Services Sector from December 1994 to October 2007. He was re-designated as Executive Director of Mahindra & Mahindra and Group CFO in 2007.
Bharat received his Master's degree in Law from Bombay University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has also participated in the Program for Management Development (PMD) at Harvard Business School. He was also a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar on "Asian Economies: Regional and Global Relationships" held in December 2000.