Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group has grown from a two man family to a community of over 2,00,000 people. Its common purpose and drive – Mahindra RISE – encapsulates the conglomerate’s aspiration to drive positive change in stakeholders’ lives and communities across the world with the goal of enabling all these groups to rise. Today, M&M has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and thus, a diverse mix of talent at every level. “We want our leadership team to have the knowledge, skills and experience they need to compete on the world stage”, says Anand Mahindra, Group Chairman. To this end, Mahindra offers its signature Mahindra Universe Program, an exclusive, annual offsite retreat that gathers together some of its top talent at Harvard University. The agenda covers both business and humanities. It is a unique opportunity to interact with the most knowledgeable minds in academia to enhance strategic thinking as well as to connect with art, sociology or design, thus, increasing perceptive capabilities and giving unexpected insights. Mahindra also has a Global Recruits Program that offers three-year internships to college graduates from across the world providing them with a crossorganization experience as well as providing its own employees a chance to interact with a diverse group of youngsters. “Globalization is about being open to different cultures and people. It is possible to gain such a mindset right here in India”, says Rajeev Dubey, President, Group HR.