Anita Arjundas is the President of the Real Estate Sector of the Mahindra Group; a $17.8 billion, diversified, federation of companies. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction that would enable the real estate business of the Mahindra Group to drive sustainable urbanisation in India.
Anita joined the Mahindra Group in 2002, in one of the subsidiary companies of Mahindra Lifespaces- Mahindra World City, India’s first integrated business city in a public-private partnership. In 2007, Anita was made responsible for the integrated cities business unit with two world cities at Chennai and Jaipur. In 2009, Anita took over as Managing Director of Mahindra Lifespaces of the Real Estate sector comprising two business verticals - Residential and Industrial developments. Anita is a member of the Mahindra Group Executive Board from April 2010.
Prior to her career with the Mahindra Group, Anita spent 3 years in the IT industry and 10 years in the consumer goods space. Anita has served as the Chairperson of the FICCI National Real Estate Committee in 2014.
An MBA from BIM, India and a Wharton AMP alumnus, Anita has been named among the 50 “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune India for the past four years as well as the "Outstanding Woman CEO of the Year" by NDTV Property Awards in 2013.