Anand Mahindra Ranks 3rd in New ‘WorldofCEOs.com’ Top 30 CEOsAugust 1, 2013
Twitter account recognized for being ‘lively with lots of regional flavor’
Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra, was ranked third in the inaugural ‘WorldofCEOs.com’ ranking of the ‘Top 30 CEOs on Social Media’. This global ranking recognizes those CEOs who are pioneers and early adopters of social media. Mr. Mahindra is the only Indian to feature on this list.
To arrive at this ranking, ‘WorldofCEOs.com’ used respected social media analytics firm, Klout’s metric-based measure – the ‘Klout Score’ – which is calculated after looking at followers and engagement across multiple social networks including Twitter, LinkedIn and CEO blogs. Mr. Mahindra’s Klout score was 81 out of 100, up from 76 earlier. His Twitter handle (@anandmahindra) which has over 838,000 followers, was recognized for being a ‘lively account with lots of regional and emerging markets flavour.’
The Klout score was then combined with qualitative factors like which CEOs create true value-added content as determined by users, to develop the final list. The value added by CEOs was measured in terms of originality and positive impact on the corporate world, their industry, and application to their own company. WorldofCEOs.com favoured those CEOs who had actively and consistently contributed to the leadership agenda and to social media over time.
The Top 5 executives on the list include:
1. Richard Branson, Chairman, Virgin Group
2. Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
3. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group
4. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
5. Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo
This is the second global ranking received by Mr. Mahindra on social media during 2013. In May, hisTwitter account was ranked 4th in the ‘Top 25 CEOs to Follow on Twitter’ listing done by the ‘CEO Guru’ blog.
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.
A USD 16.2 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 155,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.
In 2012, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. In 2013, the Mahindra Group received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category.
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