2014-03-25 13:44:36 - He is ranked at No. 40 on the list
Dubai, March 25, 2014: Fortune US has named Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders.
He is ranked at No. 40 on the list which also includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet, former US President Bill Clinton, Apple CEO Tim Cook, actress Angelina Jolie, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai. Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis are also part of the list and are, according to the magazine, “energizing their followers and making the world better
According to the magazine, Mr. Mahindra is “a third-generation corporate aristocrat” who has aggressively expanded the big conglomerate through acquisitions in autos, computer
services, aeronautics, and more, while maintaining the company's standing as one of India's most sought-after employers. It goes on to state that the company remains well regarded in Indian society as he has reinforced a policy of integrity in a notoriously corrupt environment.
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.
A USD 16.7 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 180,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.
In 2012, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. In 2013, the Mahindra Group received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category.
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