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Shri P. M. S. Prasad

Executive Director

Shri P. M. S. Prasad

Executive Director

Member: Health, Safety and Environment Committee

Shri P.M.S. Prasad (DIN 00012144) is a Whole-time Director designated as Executive Director of the Company since August 21, 2009. He has been with the Company for about 33 years. Over the years, he has held various senior positions in the Fibres, Petrochemicals, Refining & Marketing and Exploration & Production Businesses of the Company.He holds Bachelor's degrees in Science and Engineering. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Petroleum Engineering Studies, Dehradun in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Petroleum sector. He has been conferred the Energy Executive of the Year 2008 award by Petroleum Economist in recognition of his leadership.

He is on the Board of Governors of the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India.

He is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Company.

He is a Director of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited and is a member of its Audit Committee.

He holds 1,36,666 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Prof. Dipak C. Jain

Independent Director

Prof. Dipak C. Jain

Independent Director

Prof. Dipak C. Jain (DIN 00228513) has a M.S. in Mathematical Statistics from Guwahati University, India and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Texas at Dellas, United States of America. Prof. Jain is a distinguished teacher and scholar. He had been Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America from 2001 to 2009 and an Associate Dean from 1996 to 2001. Currently, he is a Chaired Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, a leading business school with three campuses at Fontainebleau (Paris), France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. He has served as the Dean of INSEAD from 2011-13. He has more than 30 years of experience in management education. He has published several articles in international journals on marketing and allied subjects.

His academic honors include the Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995; the John D.C. Little Best Paper Award in 1991; Kraft Research Professorships in 1989- 90 and 1990-91; the Beatrice Research Professorship in 1987-88; the Outstanding Educator Award from the State of Assam in India in 1982; Gold Medal for the Best Post- Graduate of the Year from Guwahati University in India in 1978; Gold Medal for the Best Graduate of the Year from Darrang College in Assam in India in 1976; Gold Medal from Jaycees International in 1976; the Youth Merit Award from Rotary International in 1976; and the Jawaharlal Nehru Merit Award, the Government of India in 1976.

He is a Director of HT Global Education, John Deere & Company, United States of America, Global Logistic Properties, Singapore and Northern Trust Bank, United States of America. He is a Director of Reliance Retail Ventures Limited and also a member of its Audit Committee.

He does not hold any shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Nikhil R. Meswani

Executive Director

Shri Nikhil R. Meswani

Executive Director

Member: Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee, Finance Committee

Shri Nikhil R. Meswani (DIN 00001620) is a Chemical Engineer. He is the son of Shri Rasiklal Meswani, one of the Founder Directors of the Company.

He joined Reliance in 1986 and since July 01, 1988 he is a Whole-time Director designated as Executive Director on the Board of the Company.

He is primarily responsible for Petrochemicals Division and has contributed largely to Reliance to become a global leader in Petrochemicals. Earlier, he handled refinery business between 1997 and 2005. He was also responsible for integration of IPCL with Reliance businesses. In addition, he continues to shoulder several other corporate responsibilities such as Corporate Affairs and Group's taxation policies. He also takes keen interest in IPL cricket franchise "Mumbai Indians".

He was the President of Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry and was also the youngest Chairman of Asian Chemical Fibre Industries Federation. He is also a member of managing committee of Federation of Indian Export Organisations set up by Ministry of Commerce.

He was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and continues to actively participate in the activities of the Forum.

He is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organisation.

He was honoured by the Institute of Economic Studies, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Textile Association (India), Ministry of Textiles. He is also a distinguished Alumnus of the University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT), Mumbai.

He is a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee, the Finance Committee and the Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the Company.

He is a Director of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

He holds 4,18,374 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Dr. Dharam Vir Kapur

Independent Director

Dr. Dharam Vir Kapur

Independent Director

Member: Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee, Health, Safety and Environment Committee

Dr. Dharam Vir Kapur (DIN 00001982) is an honours Graduate in Electrical Engineering with wide experience in Power, Capital Goods, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Industries.

He had an illustrious career in the government sector with a successful track record of building vibrant organisations and successful project implementation. He served Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in various positions with distinction. Most remarkable achievement of his career was establishment of fast growing systems oriented National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) of which he was the founder Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD). As CMD, NTPC, Dr. Kapur was described as a Model Manager by the Board of Executive Directors of World Bank.

As Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Power, Heavy Industry and Chemicals & Petrochemicals during 1980-86, he made significant contributions with introduction of new management practices and liberalization initiatives including authorship of "Broad Banding" and "Minimum economic sizes" in industrial licensing. He was also associated with a number of National Institutions as Member, the Atomic Energy Commission; Member, Advisory Committee of the Cabinet for Science and Technology; Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Bombay (1983-94); Member, Board of Governors, IIM Lucknow and Chairman, National Productivity Council.

In recognition of his "services and significant contributions in the field of Technology, Management and Industrial Development", Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, conferred on him the degree of D.Sc. He is recipient of "India Power, Life Time Achievement Award" presented by Council of Power Utilities, for his contributions to Energy and Industry sectors. ENERTIA Awards 2010 also conferred Life Time Achievement Award on Dr. Kapur for his "contribution to the Power and Energy Sector and for his leadership in the fledgling NTPC". Project Management Associates, India adopted Dr. D.V. Kapur as Mentor during its 20th International Conference in December 2013. Dr. Kapur is also recipient of "Meritorious Services Award" for "exemplary services to Indian Energy Sector" presented by India Energy Forum.

He is the Chairman (Emeritus) of Jacobs H&G (P) Limited. He is also a Director on the Boards of Honda Siel Power Products Limited, DLF Limited and other private limited companies. Earlier he was a Director on the Boards of Tata Chemicals Limited, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Ashok Leyland Limited and also Chairman of GKN Driveline Limited. He is a member of the Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Company. He is Chairman Audit Committee, Shareholders'/Investors' Relations Committee and Remuneration Committee of Honda Siel Power Products Limited.

He is also a member Audit Committee and Chairman, Committees on Corporate Governance and Shareholders'/Investor Relations of DLF Limited.

He holds 13,544 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Ramniklal H. Ambani

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Shri Mansingh L. Bhakta

Independent Director

Shri Mansingh L. Bhakta

Independent Director

Shri Mansingh L. Bhakta (DIN 00001963) is senior partner of Messers Kanga & Company, a leading firm of Advocates and Solicitors in Mumbai. He has been in practice for over 59 years and has vast experience in legal field and particularly on matters relating to corporate laws, banking and taxation.

He is a legal advisor to leading foreign and Indian companies and banks. He has also been associated with a large number of Euro issues made by Indian companies. He was the Chairman of the Taxation Law Standing Committee of LAWASIA, an Association of Lawyers of Asia and Pacific, which has its headquarters in Australia.

He is a Director of the Indian Merchant's Chamber, Mumbai and JCB India Limited. He is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is a member of the Audit Committees of JCB India Limited. During his long legal career, he has served as an Independent Director of a large number of leading corporates including Larsen & Toubro Limited, SKF (India) Limited, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, Arvind Limited and Bennett Coleman & Company Limited.

He is a recipient of Rotary Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence from Rotary International. In its normal annual survey conducted by Asia Law Journal, Hong Kong, a leading International law journal, he has been nominated as one of 'the Leading Lawyers of Asia 2011'. Last year was the sixth consecutive year in which he has been so nominated.

He holds 3,30,000 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani

Chairman and Managing Director

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani

Chairman and Managing Director

Chairman: Finance Committee

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani(DIN 00001695) 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 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 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 steering Reliance's development of infrastructure facilities and implementation of a pan-India organized retail network spanning multiple formats and supply chain infrastructure. Today, Reliance Retail is the largest retail player in the Country.

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 'Entrepreneur 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. He is the Chairman of Board of Governors, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar.

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, Chair of The British Asian Trust's India Advisory Council, International Advisory Council of The Brookings, McKinsey & Company, Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Member of The Business Council and Asia Business Council, and London School of Economics' India Advisory Group.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is the Chairman and Director of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Reliance Retail Ventures Limited and a Director of Reliance Foundation and Reliance Europe Limited.

At RIL, he is Chairman of the Finance Committee.

He is Promoter of the Company and holds 36,15,846 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Yogendra P. Trivedi

Independent Director

Shri Yogendra P. Trivedi

Independent Director

Chairman: Audit Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee

Member: Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Shri Yogendra P. Trivedi (DIN 00001879) is practicing as senior advocate in Supreme Court. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha till April 2, 2014. He holds important positions in various fields' viz. economics, profession, politics, commercial, education, medical field, sports and social service. He has received various Awards and medals for his contribution in various fields. He was a Director in Central Bank of India and Dena Bank, amongst many other reputed companies. He was the past President of the Indian Merchants' Chamber and presently is a Member of the Managing Committee. He was on the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM and the International Chamber of Commerce. He was the Hon' Counsel of Republic of Ethiopia.

He is the Chairman of Sai Service Private Limited and Trivedi Consultants Private Limited. He is the Director of The Supreme Industries Limited, Zodiac Clothing Company Limited, The Seksaria Biswan Sugar Factory Limited, New Consolidated Construction Company Limited and Emami Limited.

He is the Chairman of Indo African Chamber of Commerce. He was the President of the Cricket Club of India. He was the past President of the Western India Automobile Association. He is also Member of the Indian Merchants Chamber, All India Association of Industries, W.I.A.A. Club, B.C.A Club, Orient Club, Royal Bombay Yatch Club. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee and the Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Member of the Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is a Member of the Audit Committee of Zodiac Clothing Company Limited and The Seksaria Biswan Sugar Factory Limited.

He has been conferred Honorary Doctorate (HonorisCausa) by Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha.

He holds 27,984 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Mahesh P. Modi

Independent Director

Shri Mahesh P. Modi

Independent Director

Member: Audit Committee

Shri Mahesh Prasad Modi (DIN 00001604), M.Sc (Econ.) (London), Fellow, Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, held high positions in the Government of India as Chairman of Telecom Commission & Secretary, Telecommunications Department & Director General, Telecommunications; Secretary, the Ministry of Coal; Special Secretary (Insurance), Economic Affairs Department; and Joint Secretary, the Ministry of Petroleum, Chemicals and Fertilizers. He has served as Director on the Board of Directors of many public sector and private sector companies, including: GAIL (Founder Director), IPCL, BPCL, CRL, BRPL, Life Insurance Corporation of India, General Insurance Corporation, Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals, Essar Shipping, BSES, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. and India Advisory Board of BHP Billiton. He has considerable management experience, particularly in the fields of energy, petrochemicals, telecom and insurance.

He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

He holds 2,924 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Hital R. Meswani

Executive Director

Shri Hital R. Meswani

Executive Director

Chairman: Health, Safety and Environment Committee

Member: Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Finance Committee

Shri Hital R. Meswani (DIN 00001623) graduated with Honours in the Management & Technology programme from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Wharton Business School.

He joined Reliance Industries Limited in 1990. He is on the Board of the Company as Whole-time Director designated as Executive Director since August 4, 1995, with overall responsibility of the Petroleum Refining Business and all Manufacturing, Research & Technology and Project Execution activities of the group.

He is a member of the Finance Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Company.

He is a Director of Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited and Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited and is a member of the Audit Committee of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited.

He has been instrumental in the execution of several mega projects of the group including the Hazira Petrochemicals complex and the world's largest Refinery complex at Jamnagar.

He has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers – the International Professional body for Chemical, Biochemical and Process Engineers) in recognition of his contribution to the process industries.

He is the recipient of The 2011 D. Robert Yarnall Award from The Engineering Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania.

He was also recently conferred the Honorary CEPM-PMA Fellowship Award for Project Management Excellence. He holds 3,51,886 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Prof. Ashok Misra

Independent Director

Prof. Ashok Misra

Independent Director

Member: Stakeholders Relationship Committee

Prof. Ashok Misra (DIN 00006051) is a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has also completed the 'Executive Development Programme' and 'Strategies for Improving Directors' Effectiveness Programme' at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

He was the Director at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from 2000 to 2008, where he made significant contribution taking the Institute to greater heights. During his tenure the IIT Bombay was transformed into a leading Research & Development Institute, while at the same time maintaining its reputation as a leader in quality engineering education. Prior to this he was at IIT Delhi from 1977-2000 and at Monsanto Chemical Co. from 1974-1977. He is currently the Chairman-India, Intellectual Ventures. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (President from 2006 to 2008); the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Indian Plastics Institute and the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. He is the Founder President of the Polymer Processing Academy and the former President of the Society of Polymer Science, India.

He is an Independent Director on the Board of Jubilant Industries Limited and Jubilant Agri and Consumer Products Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Jubilant Industries Limited. He is a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Delhi, member of the IIT Council and a member of the Central Advisory Board of Education of MHRD. He is a member of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the Company and a Member of the Investment Committee for Aditya Birla Private Equity – Sunrise Fund. He was on the Board of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited for 6 years. He is/has been on the Boards or Councils of several national and international institutions. He has received several awards including the Distinguished Alumnus Awards from all his alma maters – IIT Kanpur, Tufts University and University of Massachusetts. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by IIT Delhi during its Golden Jubilee in 2011. He has co-authored a book on Polymers, was awarded 6 patents and has over 150 international publications. He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals.

He holds 2,300 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar

Independent Director

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar

Independent Director

Member: Audit Committee, Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar, (DIN 00074119) National Research Professor, is presently also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D Institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 scientists.

Dr. Mashelkar served as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), with thirty-eight laboratories and about 20,000 employees for over eleven years. He was also the President of Indian National Science Academy and President of Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK).

Dr. Mashelkar is on the Board of Directors of several other reputed companies such as Tata Motors Limited, IKP Knowledge Park, Thermax Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited, and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited and several other private limited companies. He is also a Director of Reliance Gene Medix Limited (company incorporated outside India). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Microsoft.

He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee of the Company.

He is Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee of Tata Motors Limited. He is a member of the Audit Committees of Tata Motors Limited and Piramal Enterprises Limited (formerly Piramal Healthcare Limited). He is a member of the Remuneration Committee of KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd.

Dr. Mashelkar is only the third Indian engineer to have been elected (1998) as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He was elected Foreign Associate of National Academy of Science (USA) in 2005, Associate Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2011); Foreign Fellow of US National Academy of Engineering (2003); Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996), Foreign Fellow of Australian Technological Science and Engineering Academy (2008) and Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science, USA (2000).

In August 1997, Business India named Dr. Mashelkar as being among the 50 path-breakers in the post- Independent India. In 1998, Dr. Mashelkar won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award, the first scientist to win it. In June, 1999, Business India did a cover story on Dr. Mashelkar as "CEO OF CSIR Inc.", a dream that he himself had articulated, when he took over as DG, CSIR in July 1995. On November 16, 2005, he received the Business Week (USA) award of 'Stars of Asia' at the hands of George Bush (Sr.), the former President of USA. He was the first Asian Scientist to receive it.

Deeply connected with the innovation movement in India, Dr. Mashelkar is currently the Chairman of India's National Innovation Foundation, Reliance Innovation Council, Thermax Innovation Council and Marico Innovation Foundation.

Thirty universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, which include Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi.

The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991), with Padmabhushan (2000) and with Padma Vibhushan (2014), which are three of the highest civilian honours in recognition of his contribution to nation building.

When Dr. Mashelkar took over as the Director General of CSIR, he enunciated "CSIR 2001: Vision & Strategy". This was a bold attempt to draw out a corporate like R&D and business plan for a publicly funded R&D institution. This initiative has transformed CSIR into a user focused, performance driven and accountable organization. This process of transformation has been recently heralded as one of the ten most significant achievements of Indian Science and Technology in the twentieth century.

Dr. Mashelkar has been propagating a culture of innovation and balanced intellectual property rights regime for over a decade. It was through his sustained and visionary campaign that growing awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) has dawned on Indian academics, researches and corporates. He spearheaded the successful challenge to the US patent on the use of turmeric for wound healing and also the patent on Basmati rice. These landmark cases have set up new paradigms in the protection of India's traditional knowledge base, besides leading to the setting up of India's first Traditional Knowledge Digital Library. In turn, at an international level, this has led to the initiation of the change of the International Patent Classification System to give traditional knowledge its rightful place. As Chairman of the Standing Committee on Information Technology of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as a member of the International Intellectual Property Rights Commission of UK Government and as Vice Chairman on Commission in Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH) set up by World Health Organization (WHO), he brought new perspectives on the issue of IPR and the developing World concerns.

In the post-liberalized India, Dr. Mashelkar has played a critical role in shaping India's S&T policies. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet set up by successive governments. He has chaired twelve high powered committees set up to look into diverse issues of higher education, national auto fuel policy, overhauling the Indian drug regulatory system, dealing with the menace of spurious drugs, reforming Indian agriculture research system, etc. He has been a much sought after consultant for restructuring the publicly funded R&D institutions around the World; his contributions in South Africa, Indonesia and Croatia have been particularly notable.

Dr. Mashelkar has won over 50 awards and medals, which include S.S. Bhatnagar Prize (1982), Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Technology Award (1991), G.D. Birla Scientific Research Award (1993), Material Scientist of Year Award (2000), IMC Juran Quality Medal (2002), HRD Excellence Award (2002), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Sciences (2002), World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Medal of Engineering Excellence by WFEO, Paris (2003), Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Science Congress (2004), the Science medal by the Academy of Science for the Developing World (2005), Ashutosh Mookherjee Memorial Award by Indian Science Congress (2005), etc.

He does not hold any shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Adil Zainulbhai

Independent Director

Shri Adil Zainulbhai

Independent Director

Chairman: Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Member: Audit Committee

Shri Adil Zainulbhai (DIN 06646490) is currently Senior Advisor to McKinsey. He retired as Chairman of McKinsey, India after 34 years at McKinsey. He spent the last 10 years in India. Prior to returning to India, he led the Washington office of McKinsey and founded the Minneapolis office.

Over the last 10 years in India, Shri Adil has worked directly with the CEOs and promoters of some of the major companies in India and globally – private companies, MNCs and PSUs. He has been focusing on 3 areas:

  • Helping Indian companies meet their growth aspirations and become successful globally and developing their senior leadership.
  • Helping Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) become more efficient and effective.
  • Helping MNCs enter India and build profitable, large and innovative businesses.

Shri Adil has also been working with several parts of the government and led efforts around urbanization, inclusive growth and energy.

Shri Adil has co-edited the book, 'Reimagining India' which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academicians, economists, authors and journalists. The book has been #1 in non-fiction in India on its release and #2 on Amazon's International Business List in the US.

Shri Adil grew up in Bombay and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Shri Adil is very active in community and social causes. He is a Board member of the American India Foundation, Saifee Hospital, Board of Trustees at Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (redeveloping Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai), Advisory Board of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Wockhardt Foundation, HMRI (Health Management Research Institute), Harvard Business School Alumni Association of India and on the Global Advisory Board of the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago.

Shri Adil Zainulbhai is also Chairman of the Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

He does not hold any shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.

Shri Pawan Kumar Kapil

Executive Director

Shri Pawan Kumar Kapil

Executive Director

Member: Health, Safety and Environment Committee

Shri Pawan Kumar Kapil (DIN 02460200) has been appointed as a Whole-time Director designated as Executive Director of the Company with effect from May 16, 2010.

He holds Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and has a rich experience of more than four decades in the Petroleum Refining Industry.

He joined Reliance in 1996 and led the commissioning and start-up of the Jamnagar complex. He was associated with this project since conception right through Design, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning. He also led the commissioning of the manufacturing operations in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Jamnagar by Reliance.

He started his career in 1966 with the Indian Oil Corporation. In the initial years he worked in various capacities in Operations, Technical Services and start-up/ commissioning of various Refinery Process Units/ facilities in Barauni and Gujarat Refineries. Being a person with a strong penchant for analytical work and high technology skills, he was chosen to head the Central Technical Services Department at the Corporate Office of Indian Oil Corporation. Here he did extensive work in 'expansion of the existing refineries', 'energy optimisation', 'debottlenecking studies' and 'long range planning'.

Then he moved to Mathura Refinery as the head of Refinery Operations. From Mathura he was picked up to become the Director (Technical) of Oil Coordination Committee (OCC) - the 'Think Tank' of the Ministry of Petroleum, the Government of India. He has travelled extensively and has been to USA, Russia, the Middle East, Europe and the Far East in connection with refinery design, technology selection, crude sourcing, etc. Having served for 28 years in Indian Oil Corporation and OCC in various capacities, he rose to the position of Executive Director and spearheaded the setting up of Panipat Refinery for the Indian Oil Corporation.

He has been the Site President of the Jamnagar complex of the Company from 2001 to 2010. He is currently heading Group Manufacturing Services (GMS) since 2011 andworking towards achieving excellence in the areas of HSE, Technology, Reliability and Operations of all Manufacturing Sites covering Refineries, Petrochemicals and Polyester Plants of the Company. Under his able leadership, in 2005, the Jamnagar Refinery became the first Asian Refinery to be declared the 'Best Refinery in the world', at the 'World Refining & Fuel Conference' at San Francisco, USA. Both Refineries have bagged many national and international awards for Excellence in Safety performance, Energy conservation & Environment management, including the 'Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability for the year 2010'.

In recognition of his excellent achievements, the CHEMTECH Foundation had conferred on him the "Outstanding Achievement Award for Oil Refining" in 2008. He is also a Member of the Research Council of the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

He is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Company.

He holds 5,000 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2014.