The Mahindra Group, set up in 1945, had concentrated on steel, automobiles and tractors in the following years. Recent decades saw a bold foray into IT, hospitality, financial services and aerospace. The group is now worth $17.8 billion. Much of its transformative expansion is due to the vision of Anand Mahindra, 61, executive chairman of the group. Today, the group employs over 2,00,000 people across the globe.