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Chairman and Managing Director
Non-Executive, Non Independent Director
Mrs. Nita M. Ambani (DIN 03115198) is a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University and a diploma holder in Early Childhood Education.
Mrs. Ambani is an educationist, philanthropist, businesswoman, patron of the arts, champion of women and children’s rights and a noted proponent of sports. She is the Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, which has impacted the lives of over 45 million people across India through its initiatives in Rural Transformation, Health, Education, Sports for Development, Disaster Response, Arts, Culture & Heritage and Urban Renewal.
Mrs. Ambani provides leadership to 14 schools that have educated 78,000 students till date. She is the Founder and Chairperson of the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, which has been ranked as the no. 1 international school in India for the last eight years, and is also ranked among the top IB schools in the world. She is also Chairperson of Reliance Foundation Institution of Education and Research, which is setting up the Jio Institute, envisioned as an exemplary multi-disciplinary university providing a world-class platform for research, innovation, and lifelong learning. The Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Programme, which enables students to pursue higher studies, has supported over 12,500 scholars, 20 per cent of whom are specially-abled and almost 50 per cent are girls.
Mrs. Ambani firmly believes that education and sports are the bedrock of any young, modern and dynamic society and is committed to building India as a multi-sports nation. The Reliance Foundation’s Sports initiatives and its grassroots programmes, such as the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports, Reliance Foundation Young Champs and Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA have cumulatively reached out to over 21.5 million children and youth across India.
Mrs. Ambani is the owner of Mumbai Indians, which is a five-time champion of the Indian Premier League (IPL), making it the most successful IPL team. She is also the Founder & Chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited that launched the Indian Super League (ISL) in 2014, which has revolutionised football in India. She was the first Indian woman to be elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2016.
Mrs. Ambani leads Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, which provides international quality, affordable healthcare. It is the largest gold certified green hospital in Mumbai. The hospital has been at the forefront of India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and set-up the first dedicated COVID hospital in Mumbai, providing free-of-cost top-quality medical care to the affected. Reliance Foundation’s ‘Health for All’ initiative has provided primary medical care to over 2.5 million underprivileged people. Mrs. Ambani is also on the Advisory Board of Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health. The Reliance Foundation Drishti programme has gifted vision to over 19,500 people through corneal transplants and its international Braille newspaper in Hindi reaches readers across India and 15 countries.
Mrs. Ambani is committed to preserving and promoting India’s art, culture and heritage and is the first Indian Honorary Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Reliance Foundation has sponsored the exhibitions, Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee (June to September 2019) and Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs (October 2017 to January 2018), at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and previously showcased the works of Nasreen Mohamedi (2016), the renowned Indian abstract artist. Reliance Foundation also sponsored the exhibition ‘Gates of the Lord – The Tradition of Krishna Paintings’ at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Through the years, Mrs. Ambani has received many awards and honours. The US magazine, Town and Country, recognised Mrs. Ambani as one of the world's top philanthropists in 2020. Fortune India ranked her as ‘India's Most Powerful Woman’, while Business Today featured her as one of India's most powerful women in 2020. Mrs. Ambani was awarded the Best Corporate Promoter of Indian Sports’ by the Times of India in 2019 and 2018. She received the prestigious ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award’ by the President of India in 2017, for the outstanding work of Reliance Foundation in sports for development. She was also conferred with the ‘Pravinchandra V. Gandhi Award for Excellence in Public Life’ by the Rotary Club of Bombay and was awarded ‘The Global Philanthropist and Leader of the Year Award’ by Vogue India magazine. Mrs. Ambani was also honoured by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2017 for her philanthropic work, becoming the first South Asian to receive this accolade. Forbes Asia magazine ranked her amongst Asia's 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in 2016.
Mrs. Ambani is on the Board of Reliance Industries Limited, India’s largest private sector company and a Fortune Global 500 company. She is also on the Board of EIH Limited (The Oberoi Group).
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 Ltd. (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 member of the Engineering Board of Overseers of University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and 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 Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Company.
He is a Director of Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd, Reliance Commercial Dealers Ltd., The Indian Film Combine Private Ltd., Reliance O2C Ltd. and Reliance BP Mobility Ltd. 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 Ltd. He is also a member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Reliance BP Mobility Ltd.
Mr. P.M.S. Prasad (DIN 00012144) has been a Whole-time Director, designated as Executive Director, of the Company since August 21, 2009. He has been with Reliance for about 40 years, holding various senior positions in fibres, petrochemicals, refining & marketing and exploration & production businesses of Reliance. Mr. Prasad holds bachelor’s degrees in science from Osmania University and in engineering from Anna University.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Petroleum and Engineering Studies, Dehradun, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian petroleum sector. He has also been conferred the Energy Executive of the Year 2008 award by Petroleum Economist in recognition of his leadership.
He is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and Risk Management Committee of Reliance Industries.
Mr. Prasad is a Director of Network18 Media & Investments Ltd., TV 18 Broadcast Ltd., Reliance O2C Ltd., Reliance BP Mobility Limited, Viacom 18 Media Private Limited and Reliance Commercial Dealers Ltd. He is a member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Audit, Nomination & Remuneration and Risk Management committees of Network18 Media & Investments Ltd. and TV18 Broadcast Ltd. He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Reliance Commercial Dealers Ltd. He is also a member of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Viacom 18 Media Private Limited.
Mr. Pawan Kumar Kapil (DIN 02460200) was appointed as a Whole-time Director, designated as Executive Director, of the Company with effect from May 16, 2010. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, and has a rich experience of more than five decades in the petroleum refining industry. Joining Reliance in 1996, he led the commissioning and start-up of the Jamnagar complex (J1). He was associated with this project from conception to commissioning. He also played a leading role in the commissioning of the manufacturing operations in the Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar by Reliance (J2).
Mr. Kapil started his career in 1966 with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). During 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. Having a penchant for analytical work and good technological skills, he was chosen to head the Central Technical Services Department at the corporate office of IOC. He did extensive work in expansion of existing refineries, energy optimisation, debottlenecking studies, and long-term planning. He has also been the Director (Technical) of the Oil Co-ordination Committee (OCC) – a think tank of the Ministry of Petroleum, Government of India.
Mr. Kapil was the Site President of Reliance’s Jamnagar complex from 2001 to 2010. He is heading Group Manufacturing Services (GMS) since 2011, and working towards achieving excellence in the areas of HSE, technology, reliability and operations of all manufacturing sites covering refineries, petrochemicals and polyester plants of Reliance. Under his able leadership, 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, in 2005. In recognition of Mr. Kapil’s excellent achievements, the CHEMTECH Foundation conferred on him the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award for Oil Refining’ in 2008. Recently he has been involved in commissioning of J3 & other Projects at Jamnagar site covering Paraxylene, Refinery Off Gas Cracker (ROGC), Low Density Polyethylene, Linear Low Density Polyethylene, Pet Coke Gasification, High Purity Isobutylene/Isobutylene Isoprene Rubber Plants & Offsites, etc.
He is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Company. He has also been a Member of the Research Council of the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun & other committees and the Chairman of the Board of Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited.
Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar (DIN 00074119) is an eminent Indian scientist and a National Research Professor. He served for over 11 years as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, which has 38 laboratories and about 20,000 employees. He is the former President of the Indian National Science Academy, Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and Global Research Alliance, a network of public-funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US. Deeply connected with the innovation movement in India, Dr. Mashelkar also served as the Chairman of India’s National Innovation Foundation (2000-2018). Currently, he chairs Reliance New Energy Council, KPIT Technologies Innovation Council and Marico Innovation Foundation’s Governing Council.
In the post-liberalised India, Dr. Mashelkar has played a critical role in shaping India’s science and technology 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.
In August 1997, Business India named Dr. Mashelkar as one of the 50 path-breakers in post-Independence India. In 1998, he won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award, becoming 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’ from former U.S. President George Bush (Sr.), becoming the first Asian Scientist to have received it. 44 Universities have bestowed honorary doctorates on him, which include Universities of London, Monash, Swinburne, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi.
He was only the third Indian engineer to be elected in 1998 as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London, in the 20th 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 the US National Academy of Engineering (2003); Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK (1996); Foreign Fellow of Australian Technological Science and Engineering Academy (2008); Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science, US (2000), US National Academy of Inventors (2017).
The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padma Shri (1991), Padma Bhushan (2000) and Padma Vibhushan (2014) – three highest civilian honours in recognition of his contribution to nation-building.
Apart from Reliance Industries, Dr. Mashelkar has served on the Boards of several other reputed companies, such as Tata Motors, Hindustan Unilever, Thermax, Piramal Enterprises, etc.
At Reliance Industries Limited, Dr. Mashelkar is an Independent Director and a member of the Audit, Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance and the Health, Safety and Environment committees.
Mr. Adil Zainulbhai (DIN 06646490) is the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI), and Chairman of the Capability Building Commission of India. He is also the Chairman of Network18 Media & Investments Ltd. and 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.
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 Foundation, Anant National University and others.
Mr. Zainulbhai is a member of Cipla’s Audit, 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 a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
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. 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 RJIL’s Audit Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. 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 a member of the Audit and Nomination and Remuneration committees of Viacom 18 Media Private Limited.
Prof. Dipak C. Jain (DIN 00228513) has a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Statistics from Gauhati University, and a PhD in Marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas, US.
A distinguished teacher and scholar, he was the Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA) from 2001 to 2009, and an Associate Dean from 1996 to 2001. He has also served as the Dean of INSEAD, a leading business school from 2011 to 2013, and as a Director of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, from 2014-2017. Currently he is the President (European) and Professor of Marketing at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He has more than 40 years’ experience in management education. He has published several articles in international journals on marketing and allied subjects.
The academic accolades received by him include the Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995; the John DC Little Best Paper Award in 1991; Kraft Research Professorship in 1989-90 and 1990-91; the Beatrice Research Professorship in 1987-88; the Outstanding Educator Award from the state of Assam in 1982; Gold Medal for the Best Post-Graduate of the Year from Gauhati University in 1978; Gold Medal for the Best Graduate of the Year from Darrang College, Assam, in 1976; Gold Medal from Jaycees International in 1976; the Youth Merit Award from Rotary International in 1976; and the Jawaharlal Nehru Merit Award from the Government of India in 1976.
He is a Director of John Deere & Company (US), Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., Reliance Retail Ltd., and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.
He is a member of the Audit Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd and also a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.
At Reliance Industries Limited, he serves as an Independent Director.
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 also 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 Power Limited, Adani Green Energy Limited, Jio Platforms Limited and Reliance O2C Limited. He is a member of the Audit Committee of Adani Power Limited; member of Audit, Nomination & Remuneration and Corporate Social Responsibility committees of Adani Green Energy Limited and Chairman of Audit Committee of Jio Platforms Limited.
At Reliance Industries Limited, he is an Independent Director and a member of the Audit Committee and 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.
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