Keshub Mahindra is the Chairperson of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. In his long and distinguished career, he has held pivotal management positions in key international and Indian institutions including membership of Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry, President of ASSOCHAM and the BCCI, Chairperson of IIM, Ahmedabad and of HUDCO. As a philanthropist, Keshub redefined corporate governance by channeling funds into the social sector and being strongly involved with the cause of building ethical corporations in India. He has spearheaded several social causes, through the Mahindra Foundation of which he is the Chairperson. For his contributions to industry and public service, Keshub has been honoured with several prestigious awards including the Chevalier De La Legion D’honneur in 1987, the Dadabhai Naoroji International Award for Excellence and Lifetime Achievement in 2000, All India Management Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Management in 2003 and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in 2004.