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,
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
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,
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
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
Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is the Chairman
of Reliance Retail Limited and a Director
of Reliance Europe Limited and a Private
At RIL, Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is
the Chairman of the Finance Committee
and the Employees Stock Compensation
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
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.