Anand Mahindra, CMD of Mahindra Group has been named the new Trustee for London’s Natural History Museum. According to a statement issued by NHM, Mahindra will bring to the Museum Board a depth of expertise in business and leadership and his co-opted appointment is for an initial four-year term from January 1, 2015.
Since 2012 Anand Mahindra has held the role of Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group, a £10.5 billion ($16.5 billion) organisation that is one of India’s top 10 industrial houses. Mahindra has held a series of progressively senior roles in the Mahindra Group, having started his career at Mahindra Ugine Steel Company (MUSCO). He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, having also completed undergraduate studies at Harvard College.
Lord Green, chair of the Trustees of the Natural History Museum said: “Anand Mahindra’s renowned business acumen and international vision is an excellent addition to our board. I am delighted to welcome him as a Trustee and look forward to working with him to forge even stronger links with the global business community.”
Mahindra said: “I am deeply honoured by this appointment and look forward to contributing my thoughts and ideas to the board. At a time of profound change, institutions like the Natural History Museum will play an increasingly critical role in developing solutions to pressing global challenges.”
The Natural History Museum welcomes more than five million visitors a year and is also a world-leading science research centre. It uses its unique collection and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. It studies the diversity of life and the delicate balance of eco-systems to ensure the survival of our planet and it also helps enable food security, eradicate disease and manage resource scarcity. For more information visit nhm.ac.uk.