Board of Director
Hital R. Meswani
Executive Director

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 Rasiklal Meswani, one of the Founder Directors of the Company.

He is on the Board of the Company as Whole-time Director, designated as 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 the 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 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 the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) – 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 UPenn. He was conferred the Honorary CEPM-PMA Fellowship Award for Project Management Excellence. He is also a Member of the Board of Management – Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.

He is a member of the Finance Committee, the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, and the Risk Management Committee and is Chairman of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of the Company.

He is a Director of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited, The Indian Film Combine Private Limited and Reliance BP Mobility Limited. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Corporate and Social Responsibility Committees and a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of The Indian Film Combine Private Limited. He is also a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Reliance BP Mobility Limited.