Anand Mahin­dra

Vice-chair­man and MD, Mahin­dra Group

Car India - - FEATURE -

Mahin­dra & Mahin­dra is a name that is syn­ony­mous with auto man­u­fac­tur­ing in In­dia and the world. This 70-plus-year-old com­pany has come a long way from its hum­ble be­gin­nings to be­come the global be­he­moth that it is to­day. Con­sid­er­able credit for this ex­pan­sion and growth goes to its present MD, Anand Mahin­dra.

Mahin­dra has an eclec­tic ed­u­ca­tional back­ground. Apart from a mas­ter’s in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion from the Har­vard Busi­ness School, he also holds a de­gree in film-mak­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy from the Har­vard Univer­sity. He made his first foray into the fam­ily com­pany as an ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant at Mahin­dra Ugine Steel in 1981. Less than a decade later, he had climbed up the cor­po­rate lad­der to take on the man­tle of pres­i­dent and deputy MD of the com­pany.

Un­der Mahin­dra’s lead­er­ship, the com­pany has just launched the nine-seater TUV300 Plus and is ex­pected to launch a slew of new cars in the near fu­ture, in­clud­ing the new Marazzo, a new flag­ship SUV based on the Mahin­dra-owned Korean mar­que SsangYong’s Rex­ton, and a more com­pact SUV based on the SsangYong Tivoli.

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