Keshub Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra, has
been presented the Qimpro platinum standard - ''statesman
for quality business award'' for 2005 for his achievements
that have met and surpassed global expectations.
received the award at the hands of Suresh Lulla, principal
trustee, Qimpro Foundation, at a public awards function
in Mumbai on January 12, 2006
award citation hails Mahindra as a "Distinguished
industrialist, philanthropist and citizen. An iconic Indian,
who has redefined corporate governance."
has chaired the Mahindra Group for over four decades.
Apart from leading the Group to financial success, he
has ensured that every company within the Group befriends
society through active collaboration, involving not only
financial commitment, but also executive time commitment.
A BSc graduate from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania,
joined the company as a director in 1948 and became its
chairman in 1963. His continuous involvement has enabled
the M&M to reach a position of eminence in Indian