Mukesh Ambani

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is a Chemical Engineer from University Institute of Chemical Technology (earlier University Department of Chemical Technology), University of Mumbai (earlier University of Bombay). He has pursued MBA from Stanford University, USA.

Mukesh D. Ambani, son of Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani, Founder Chairman of the Company joined Reliance in 1981. He initiated Reliance's backward integration journey from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals, petroleum refining and going up-stream into oil and gas exploration and production. He created several new world class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that have raised Reliance's petrochemicals manufacturing capacities from less than a million tonnes to about twenty million tonnes per year.

Mr. Mukesh Ambani had set up one of the largest and most complex information and communications technology initiative in the world in the form of Reliance Infocomm Limited (now Reliance Communications Limited). Mr. Ambani is steering Reliance's group's initiatives in a world scale, offshore, deep water oil and gas exploration and production program, setting up of a second petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, development of infrastructure facilities and implementation of a pan-India organized retail network spanning multiple formats and supply chain infrastructure.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is leading Reliance's development of infrastructure facilities and implementation of a pan-India organized retail network spanning multiple formats and supply chain infrastructure.

Mr. Mukesh Ambani holds a keen interest in the field of education and healthcare and Reliance Life Sciences is a new millennium initiative of the Reliance Group of companies towards developing business opportunities in the domains of medical, plant and industrial biotechnology.

Mukesh D. Ambani's achievements have been acknowledged at national and international levels. Over the years, some of the awards and recognition bestowed on him are:

Conferred the Penn Engineering Dean's Medal for application of engineering and technology in January 2010
Conferred the 'Indian Corporate Citizen of the Year' by the India Leadership conclave 2009.
Bestowed the US-India Business Council (USIBC) 'Global Vision' 2007 Award for Leadership in 2007.
Conferred 'ET Business Leader of the Year' Award by The Economic Times (India) in the year 2006.
Conferred the Degree Honoris Causa, Honorary Doctorate by the Maharaja Sayajirao University in 2007.
Conferred the India Business Leadership Award by CNBC-TV18 in 2007.
Received the first NDTV-Profit 'Global Indian Leader Award' from Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh in New Delhi in the year 2006.
Had the distinction and honour of being the Co-chair at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2006.
Ranked 42nd among the 'World's Most Respected Business Leaders' and second among the four Indian CEOs featured in a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and published in Financial Times, London, in 2004.
Conferred the World Communication Award for the 'Most Influential Person' in Telecommunications by Total Telecom, in 2004.
Conferred the 'Asia Society Leadership Award' by the Asia Society, Washington D.C., USA, in 2004.
Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry, Government of India and the Board of Governors of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.
On invitation to Shri Mukesh D. Ambani,Reliance Industries Limited, became a Council Member of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2007. Shri Ambani has been elected as Vice Chairman of WBCSD Executive Committee in 2008.
Further, he is a member of the Indo-US CEOs Forum, the International Advisory Board of Citigroup, International Advisory Board of the National Board of Kuwait, Advisory Council for the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, International Advisory Board of Brookings, International Advisory Board of Council on Foreign Relations, Member of The Business Council, and McKinsey Knowledge Advisory Council.
He is the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Chairman of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Co-Chair of India-Russia CEO Council, Co-Chair of Japan-India Business Leader's Forum and a member of the Advisory Council of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is the Chairman of Reliance Retail Limited and a Director of Reliance Europe Limited and a Private Limited Company.
At RIL, Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is the Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Employees Stock Compensation Committee.
Mukesh Ambani was chosen as the businessman of the year in 2007 by a public poll in India conducted by NDTV. The same year he was conferred the United States-India Business Council (USIBC) leadership award for Global Vision at Washington as well as the Chitralekha Person of the Year Award by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. He has also been recorded as the first trillionaire in India in June 2007.

In the year 2004 he was ranked 42nd among the World`s Most Respected Business Leaders and second among the four Indian CEOs featured in a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and published in the Financial Times, London. He was conferred the World Communication Award for the Most Influential Person in Telecommunications by Total Telecom and chosen Telecom Man of the Year by Voice and Data magazine in 2004. Along with being ranked 13 in Asia`s Power 25 list of The Most Powerful People in Business published by Fortune magazine he also ranked No.1 for the second consecutive year, in The Power List 2004 published by India Today.