Monday, 24 June 2024

Anand Mahindra, Chairman Mahindra Group

India

Champion's Profile

Net worth: $ 2billion Anand Mahindra is the chairman of Mahindra Group, a Mumbai-based business conglomerate.The group operates in aerospace, agribusiness, aftermarket, automotive, components, construction equipment, defence, energy, farm equipment, finance and insurance, industrial equipment, information technology, leisure and hospitality, logistics, real estate and retail.

UNDP SDG

Health Education Agriculture

Description and impact

Naandi Foundation has spawned three for-profit social businesses. The first is a joint venture with danone.communities to set up low-cost drinking-water plants across the country, serving more than 700,000 customers. His second, in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, offers afterschool support to students in city slums through a tech platform. The third, Araku, works with tribal farmers by connecting them to global markets. It has helped farmers convert wasteland into plantations producing premium coffee.