Board of Director
Nikhil R. Meswani
Executive Director

Nikhil R. Meswani (DIN 00001620) is a chemical engineer and the son of Rasiklal Meswani, one of the Founder Directors of the Company. He joined Reliance in 1986, and since July 01, 1988, he has been a Whole-time Director, designated as Executive Director, on the Board of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the petrochemicals division and has made major contributions towards Reliance becoming a global leader in petrochemicals. Between 1997 and 2005, he handled the refinery business of the Company. In addition, he continues to shoulder several other corporate responsibilities, such as Corporate Affairs and Group Taxation. He is also involved in the affairs of Reliance-owned Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket franchise Mumbai Indians, Indian Super League (ISL), and other sports initiatives of the Company.

He has been honoured by the Institute of Economic Studies, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and the Textile Association (India), Ministry of Textiles. He has also been honoured by the FICCI for his distinguished contribution to the petrochemicals industry.

He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2005 and remains an active participant in the activities of the Forum. He is also Vice-Chairman of Senior Advisory Board for South-Asia of the Forum. He is also a member of an alliance of CEO Action Leaders in India, launched by WEF.

For over a decade, ICIS – a leading chemical industry magazine – has ranked Nikhil Meswani among the Top 40 Global Power Players in the chemical industry.

He is a member of the Board of Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, a member of National Council of CII, and also a managing committee member of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations. He is also the former President of the Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry. He was the youngest Chairman of the Asian Chemical Fibre Industries Federation.

Nikhil Meswani is a member of Global Advisory Council of Harvard University, USA, and a member of the visiting committee of the Dean for engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, and a distinguished alumnus of the same.

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

He is a Director of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited.