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Shri Mukesh Ambani - CMD, Reliance GroupShri Mukesh D. Ambani
- Chairman & Managing Director

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

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani has joined Reliance in 1981. He initiated Reliance’s backward integration journey from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals, petroleum refining and going upstream 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 fourteen million tonnes per year. He is envisaging doubling these capacities to twenty seven million tonnes per annum within a short span.

Working hands-on, Shri Mukesh D. Ambani led the creation of the world’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, India, with a current capacity of 660,000 barrels per day (33 million tonnes per year) integrated with petrochemicals, power generation, port and related infrastructure. Further, he steered the setting up of another 27 million tonnes refinery next to the existing one in Jamnagar. With an aggregate refining capacity of 1.24 million barrels of oil per day at any single location in the world has transformed “Jamnagar” as the ‘Refining Hub of the World’.

In September 2008, when the first drop of crude oil flowed from the Krishna-Godavari basin, Shri Mukesh D. Ambani’s vision of energy security for India was being realized.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is also steering Reliance’s 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 also setting up one of the most complex 4G broadband wireless services offering end to end solutions that address the entire value chain across various digital services in key domains of national interest such as Education, Healthcare, Security, Financial Services, Government-Citizen interfaces and Entertainment.

Shri 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:

  • In 2013, he was conferred 'Enterprenuer of the Decade' by All India Management Association.

  • In 2010, awarded the Dean's Medal by University of Pennsylvania's Eduardo Glandt, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science for his leadership in the application of Engineering and Technology

  • In 2010, named among the most powerful people in the world by Forbes magazine in its list of "68 people who matter most".

  • In 2010, awarded the Indian Merchant's Chamber (IMC) 'Juran Quality Medal 2009'.

  • In 2009, ranked the 5th best performing CEO in the world by the Harvard Business Review in its ranking of the top 50 global CEOs.

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.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is a Member of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocacy Group (MDG Advocate) constituted by United Nations (UN) and a Member of The Foundation Board of World Economic Forum.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is a member of the Indo-US CEOs Forum, International Advisory Board of the National Bank of Kuwait, International Advisory Council of Bank of America, The Brookings, McKinsey & Company, Council on Foreign Relations, Member of The Business Council and Asia Business Council and London School of Economics' India Advisory Group.

He is the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Chairman of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar.

He has been appointed as a Director by the Board of Directors of the Bank of America Corporation on its Board. He is the first non-American to occupy such a position. He is the Chairman of Reliance Retail Limited, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Formerly known as Infotel Broadband Services Limited) and a Director of Reliance Foundation, Pratham Education Foundation, IMG Reliance Private Limited and Reliance Europe Limited.

At RIL, he is the Chairman of the Finance Committee and a Member of the Employees' Stock Compensation Committee. He is the Chairman of Audit Committee of Reliance Retail Limited.

He is Promoter of the Company and holds 36,15,846 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2013.