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Ms. Isha M. Ambani (DIN: 06984175) is an Indian business leader. She is part of the executive leadership teams as a Member of the Board at Reliance Retail Ventures Limited, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Reliance Foundation (RF), Reliance Foundation Institution of Education and Research, and Dhirubhai Ambani International School.
Isha M. Ambani is driving the expansion of Reliance Retail into new categories, geographies and formats and is focused on enhancing the overall customer experience. Isha M. Ambani has led the expansion of the digital footprint for Reliance Retail and launched new formats such as the eCommerce business Ajio, and the online beauty platform Tira. She has been instrumental in expansion of Reliance Retail’s own brand portfolio including acquisition of some exciting Indian brands and launch of the Independence brand. Reliance Retail has its presence in food, consumer electronics and fashion retail and is India’s largest retailer by reach, scale, revenue and profitability. Isha M. Ambani has spearheaded multiple Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives at Reliance including the formation of a Group-wide D&I Council to provide strategic guidance and a clear roadmap to foster a more equitable and inclusive ecosystem for all.
Isha M. Ambani is actively involved in the work done by Reliance Foundation. An art enthusiast, she leads all the art & culture initiatives undertaken by Reliance Foundation in India and internationally. She is passionate about education and anchors RF’s work with children and women. Isha M. Ambani is integrally involved with the launch and operations of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, launched in Mumbai in March 2023.
Isha M. Ambani graduated from Yale University with a double major in Psychology and South Asian Studies and is also an MBA from Stanford University. She has been named in TIME magazine’s TIME100 Next list of rising stars from across industries around the world and has been recognised with the prestigious GenNext Entrepreneur Award at the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2023.
She serves on the Advisory Board of the Yale Schwarzman Center, and on the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, Jio MAMI, and the Dia Art Foundation.
Mr. Akash M. Ambani (DIN: 06984194) is an Indian business leader serving as the Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) since June 2022. He was earlier serving as non-Executive Director on RJIL board since October 2014. He also serves on the Board of Jio Platforms Limited, Reliance Industries’ digital services business.
At Jio, he spearheads the creation of products and services that leverage new-age technologies like 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and the Internet of Things to bring about a generational shift in Commerce, Education, and Healthcare across India. Under his leadership, Jio crossed the 100 million subscriber mark in less than six months of its launch in 2016, and today serves over 450 million customers.
Akash M. Ambani is part of the RJIL Executive Committee, the governing and operating council. He is also a member of the Product Leadership Group and is closely involved in the development of Products and all digital services applications.
Akash M. Ambani has led the expansion of India’s digital ecosystem of India through launch of affordable devices such as the Jiophone, which enabled more than 100 million Indians to experience the power of the Internet as well as launch of new services and applications which deepen India’s digital ecosystem across information, entertainment, education and convenience of use. Along with positive social impact, Jio has won national and international recognition for the climate mitigation initiatives aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and transitioning it’s energy requirements towards renewable sources.
In addition to the digital services business, Akash M. Ambani has been part of the leadership team of Reliance Industries’ retail businesses serving on the Board of Reliance Retail Ventures Limited as a Director since October 2014.
Akash M. Ambani is keenly involved in various employee engagement initiatives. He is an avid sportsperson and has played a key role in the management of Mumbai Indians, contributing immensely in their winning the IPL 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 as well as CLT20 2011 and CLT20 2013 Championships.
Akash M. Ambani received a Bachelor’s in Economics from Brown University, USA. He is also a member of the President’s Leadership Council of the Brown University. He has been named in TIME magazine’s TIME100 Next list of rising stars from across industries around the world, and Fortune’s 40 Under-40 young leaders who stood out for their impact on business.
Mr. Anant M. Ambani (DIN: 07945702) is an Indian business leader and serves as a Director on the Boards of Jio Platforms Limited since March 2020, Reliance Retail Ventures Limited since May 2022 and Reliance New Energy Limited and Reliance New Solar Energy Limited since June 2021. He also serves on the Board of Reliance Foundation since September 2022.
Anant M. Ambani is driving the expansion of energy and materials businesses of Reliance Industries and its global operations in renewable and green energy. Under his leadership, Reliance aims to become a Net Carbon Zero company by 2035 by building world-scale capabilities in the production of clean fuels and materials of the future, developing next generation carbon capture and storage technologies, creating holistic and circular materials businesses, and maximising crude to chemicals conversion.
Anant M. Ambani is also keenly involved in various employee engagement initiatives to bring in a young and vibrant culture. He has been intensely passionate about animal welfare from a very young age and is currently involved with several compassionate initiatives to rehabilitate at-risk animals and providing them care and dignity in their residual life. Anant M. Ambani’s zeal and passion will play a vital role in environmental stewardship to pivot Reliance’s Energy business to a sustainable future by reducing carbon footprint and preserving biodiversity.
Anant M. Ambani received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, USA.
Mr. Hital R. Meswani (DIN 00001623) is a Management & Technology graduate from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in the USA. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UPenn, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Wharton Business School. He joined Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in 1990 and is the son of Mr. Rasiklal Meswani, one of the Founder Directors of the Company.
He is on the Board of the company as Whole-time Director, designated as the Executive Director, RIL, since August 4, 1995. His overall responsibility spans the Petroleum Refining and Marketing Business, Petrochemicals Manufacturing and several corporate functions of the company including Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Research & Technology and Capital Projects Execution. He has been involved with almost all mega initiatives of the group through its growth journey. He was instrumental in execution of the world class petrochemicals complex at Hazira and the mammoth Reliance Jamnagar Refinery complex, the largest in the world at any single location. He had also led a company-wide business transformation initiative, which has resulted in the development of the constitution of RIL – the Reliance Management System.
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 a recipient of the prestigious ‘The 2011 D. Robert Yarnall Award’ from The Engineering Alumni Society of the UPENN. He was conferred the Honorary CEPM-PMA Fellowship Award for Project Management Excellence. He is also a Member of Board of Management – Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.
He is a member of the Finance Committee, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and Risk Management Committee and Chairman of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of the Company.
He is a Director of Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited, Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited, The Indian Film Combine Private Limited and Reliance BP Mobility Limited. He is the Chairman of Audit and Corporate and Social Responsibility Committees and a member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee of The Indian Film Combine Private Limited. He is also a member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Reliance BP Mobility Limited.
Mr. Adil Zainulbhai (DIN 06646490) is the Chairman of the Capability Building Commission of India(CBC), which was set up by the Honorable Prime Minister of India since April 2021 and also the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI). He is also the Chairman of Network18 Media & Investments Ltdand TV18 Broadcast Ltd. and also a Director of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (RJIL), Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd. (RRVL), Viacom 18 Media Private Limited, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Cipla Ltd., Unnati Employment Network and Open Network for Digital Commerce.
He retired as the Chairman of McKinsey & Company, India, after serving the company for 34 years – the last 10 of which were spent in India.
He grew up in Mumbai and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology. He also has an MBA Degree from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Zainulbhai is very active in community and social causes. He is a Board member on the Board of Piramal Swasthya, Piramal Foundation, Anant National University and other foundations.
Mr. Zainulbhai is a member of Cipla’s Nomination and Remuneration, Stakeholders’ Relationship and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Chairman of Audit, Risk Management and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees of TV18 Broadcast Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Risk Management Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Larsen & Toubro Ltd. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, Risk Management Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Network18 Media and Investments Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Audit Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, as well as a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of RRVL. He is also Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Viacom 18 Media Private Limited.
At Reliance Industries Limited, Mr. Zainulbhai is an Independent Director and the Chairman of Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration and Risk Management Committees, as well as a member of the Audit Committee.
Recently, Mr. Adil co-edited the book, ‘Reimagining India’ which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academics, economists, authors, and journalists.
Mr. Raminder Singh Gujral (DIN 07175393) is a BA (Economics Honours), LLB, MBA (IIM-Ahmedabad) and MA (Fletcher School, US). He retired from the post of Finance Secretary, Government of India, in 2013. Earlier, he had held the posts of Secretary (Revenue), Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretary (Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways). He has been Arbitrator in several disputes pertaining to the 'Road Sector'. He was the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He had been the Director General of Foreign Trade, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of National Institute of Financial Management. Having held various posts in the Central Government, he has a vast experience in the functioning of Central Board of Excise & Customs and Central Board of Direct Taxes.
Mr. Gujral is an Independent Director of Adani Green Energy Limited, Jio Platforms Limited and Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. He is a Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Corporate Responsibility Committee of Adani Green Energy Limited and Chairman of Audit Committee of Jio Platforms Limited.
At Reliance Industries, he is an Independent Director and a chairman of the Audit Committee and member of Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration committee.
Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya (DIN 02011213) was the first woman to chair State Bank of India (SBI) in its 210 years history from the year 2013 to 2017.
She is a post graduate in English and an Associate Member of Indian Institute of Bankers and has more than 40 years of rich and varied experience coupled with thorough insights of banking industry and its related technology, which enabled her to put her imprint on the Indian financial world and was also acknowledged globally.
She is an internationally acclaimed banker who has won many International Awards, recognitions including:
· World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Fortune and Forbes
· Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders
· Recognition for best satisfaction level of employee of SBI
· Lifetime Achievement Award by Financial Express Group in Best Banker Category
· Lifetime Achievement Award by Zee Marathi TV channel
During her tenure as the chairperson of SBI, she introduced sabbatical leave for female bank employees. She has been nominated by the Government to be a part of Select few Committees, which include the Lokpal Search Committee, Padma Awardees Selection Committee, SEBI's Mutual Fund Advisory Committee and National Coal Index Committee.
Her interests includes reading and travel. She is also associated and working with various initiatives and institutions for empowering the challenged and the differently abled with the aim of integrating them in our society. Currently, she leads India operations of Salesforce, a global leader in Customer relationship management software.
At Reliance Industries Limited, she is an Independent Director and a member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
Mr. K.V. Chowdary (DIN 08485334) has done his graduation in Mathematics from Loyola College Chennai and Post- graduation in Mathematics from IIT, Chennai.
He started his career as a Probationary Officer in Andhra Bank. He joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1978.
He held several executive positions in the Government and retired as Chairman of CBDT. On Superannuation, he was appointed as an Advisor to the Department of Revenue.
He was the Central Vigilance Commissioner from June, 2015 to June, 2019. He was elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of International Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies. He was a Member on the Advisory Board of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
He holds directorship in CCL Products (India) Limited, Divi’s Laboratories Limited, Tata Motors Limited, Anant Raj Limited, Eugia Pharma Specialities Limited, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, My Home Industries Private Limited and Anat Raj Limited.
He holds Directorships in GMR Varalakshmi Foundation and Genome Foundation, Sec.8 (Non Profit) Companies.
He is a Non-executive Independent Trustee of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a charitable trust dedicated to mitigation of hunger and education.
Mr. Chowdary is a member of Audit Committee of CCL Products (India) Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee, Compensation Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of Divi’s Laboratories Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Tata Motors Limited. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Chairman of Audit Committee of Eugia Pharma Specialities Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation. He is also a member of Audit Committee and Management Committee of My Home Industries Private Limited.
At Reliance Industries Limited, Mr. Chowdary is the Chairman of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee, member of Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee.
His Excellency Yasir Othman H. Al Rumayyan (DIN: 09245977) was Managing the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia since 2015 as the Managing Director, and later from 2019 as the Governor of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia; leading all areas of operation of the sovereign wealth fund, which sits at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 being the investment arm of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
H.E. Al-Rumayyan’s experience encompasses over 25 years working in some of Saudi Arabia’s prominent financial institutions. He began his career at the Saudi Hollandi Bank, where he occupied key positions across various departments before becoming Head of International Brokerage. In 2004, His Excellency joined the Capital Market Authority as part of the founding team, being appointed Director of the Corporate Finance and Issuance Division in 2008. From 2010 until 2015, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Saudi Fransi Capital, during which he also sat on the Board of Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange, from 2014 to 2015.
His Excellency holds key positions on the following boards:
· Public Investment Fund (PIF), Governor and Board Member (Since 2015)
· Saudi Arabian Oil Company (ARAMCO), Chairman of the Board (Since 2019)
· Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), Chairman of the Board (Since 2019)
· Sanabil Investments, Chairman of the Board (Since 2017)
· Noon Investment Company, Chairman of the Board (Since 2017)
· Red Sea Global, Board Member (Since 2018)
· Qiddiya Investment Company, Board Member (Since 2018)
· Rosh Real Estate Company, Vice Chairman (Since 2019)
· NEOM Company, Board Member (Since 2019)
· Newcastle United Limited, Chairman of the Board (Since 2021)
· LIV Golf Investment Company LTD., Chairman of the Board (Since 2021)
· Aviation Service Company (Riyadh Air), Chairman of the Board (Since 2023)
H.E. Al-Rumayyan holds a degree in Accounting from King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.
Mr. K. V. Kamath (DIN:00043501) is an Indian banker having started his career in 1971 at ICICI. In 1988, he moved to the Asian Development Bank and spent several years in South East Asia before returning to the ICICI as its Managing Director and CEO in 1996 and post its merger into ICICI Bank, was Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank.
Under his leadership, ICICI Bank transformed itself into a diversified, technology-driven financial services group across banking, insurance, and asset management in India with a global presence.
He retired as Managing Director and CEO in 2009 and continued as the Chairman of ICICI Bank until 2015.
Mr. Kamath has served as Chairman of Infosys. In 2015 he was appointed as the first President of the New Development Bank set up by the BRICS countries from where he retired in 2020.
He is currently the Chairman of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID).
Mr. Kamath was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours in 2008.
Mr. K. V. Kamath is a mechanical engineer and completed his Post-Graduation in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
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