Business India crowns Anand Mahindra

Mumbai, Jan 20 | Updated: Jan 21 2008, 09:20am hrs
Mahindra & Mahindra vice-chairman Anand Mahindra was on Sunday conferred Business Indias Businessman of the Year 2007 award.

Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin gave the award to Mahindra here. It is an honour and privilege to receive this prestigious award. Awards like this inspire greater self-confidence, Mahindra said after receiving the award.

Anand Mahindra has built the Mahindra Group into a world class company. Indias widely recognised success and continuing growth results from a combination of factors, amongst which has been

the quality of our business leaders and entrepreneurs, Sarin said.

This is the 26th edition of the award. Last years winner was Bharat Forge managing director Baba Kalyani.

The jury that selected Mahindra comprised ICICI Bank joint MD Chanda Kochhar, Hindalco MD

Debu Bhattacharya, McKinsey MD Adil Zainulbhai, Blackstone India Chairman Akhil Gupta, Financial Technologies chairman Jignesh Shah and Mahindra Systech president Hemant Luthra.