Arun Nanda

Chairman of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. and Mahindra Holidays & Resorts (I) Ltd

Mr. Arun Nanda is the Chairman of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. and Mahindra Holidays & Resorts (I) Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, Director of National Skill Development Corporation, Chairman of CII National Committee on Skill Development & Livelihood, Chairman on the Governing Board of Centre for Social and Behaviour Change Communication, Member of the Governing Body of Helpage India and on the Advisory Board of TechnoServe India.

Mr. Nanda joined the Mahindra Group in 1973 and held several important positions within the Group over the 40 years he was with the company. He was inducted to the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) in August 1992 and resigned as Executive Director in March 2010 to focus on the social sector and create a favourable ecosystem for senior citizens. He was a non-executive director from April 2010 till August 2014.

He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce. He was Chairman of CII Western Region Council for the year 2010-2011 and Chairman of Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council. He was a Member of the Task Force set up by the B20 on Anti-Corruption which presented the policy paper to President Sarkozy at the G20 Summit held in Cannes in November 2011 and to President Putin in St. Petersburg in June 2013.

Mr. Nanda was honoured with an award of Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour) by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. Mr. Arun Nanda is also the recipient of the following awards:

• “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Hotelier India in December 2018 for the pioneering work and invaluable contribution to the hospitality industry.

• “Lifetime Achievement Award” by National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) in September 2016 for exceptional contribution to India’s real estate sector.

• “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the CNBC Awaaz Real Estate Awards in December 2014 for his relentless pursuit of excellence and dynamic leadership that steered the growth of Mahindra Lifespaces.

• “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Golden Star Awards 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the Hospitality Industry and the Service Sector.

He holds a Degree in Law from the University of Calcutta, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA) and a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (FCS). Mr. Nanda has also participated in a Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School.