Anand Mahindra is vice-chairman and managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra, and current president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is an alumnus of Harvard College, Cambridge, from where he graduated magna cum laude before earning an MBA from the Harvard Business School in Boston. After returning to India, he joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Co Ltd (MUSCO) as executive assistant to the finance director. In 1989, he was appointed president and deputy managing director of MUSCO. In April 1991, he moved to Mahindra & Mahindra, the country’s leading producer of off-road vehicles and agricultural tractors, as the deputy managing director. In April 1997, he was appointed the managing director. Besides the CII, he is actively involved in a number of industry-related organisations.
Prof of Business Admin, Harvard Business School
Tarun Khanna is professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. He holds a BSE in engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in business economics from Harvard University. He heads the strategy course in the Harvard MBA programme and is a consultant for companies and governments worldwide. Professor Khanna’s current research focuses on understanding the drivers of entrepreneurship. As part of the Emerging Giants project, he seeks to understand how to build world-class firms from emerging markets across the globe.