London: Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group, has been named as the new Trustee for London’s Natural History Museum.
The Natural History Museum which has a footfall of more than five million visitors a year, is a world-leading science research centre. It uses its unique collection and expertise to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today through studies of the diversity of life and the delicate balance of ecosystems to ensure the survival of our planet, enable food security, eradicate disease and manage resource scarcity.
Anand Mahindra brings 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 1 January 2015. Since 2012 he has held the position of Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group, a £10.5 billion ($16.5 billion) organization that is one of India’s top 10 industrial houses. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“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,” said Lord Green, chair of the Trustees of the Natural History Museum.
“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,” added Mr Mahindra.