THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani

Chairman and Managing Director

Smt. Nita M. Ambani

Non Executive,
Non Independent Director

Shri P. M. S. Prasad

Executive Director

Prof. Dipak C. Jain

Independent Director

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani

Chairman and Managing Director

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 upstream 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 almost doubling these capacities to twenty seven million tonnes per annum within a short span.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani led the creation of the world's largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, India, with a 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 580,000 barrels per day 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 in the world 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 several national and international levels. Over the years, some of the awards and recognition bestowed on him are:

  • Conferred an honorary Doctor of Science by Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai in February 2015
  • In 2014, he continues to be featured in the list of the 'Most Powerful People in the World' by Forbes magazine
  • NDTV honored him as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Legends
  • Awarded as 'Global Challenger' by Boston Consulting Group in 2013
  • 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 Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science for his leadership in the application of Engineering and Technology
  • In 2011, he was featured in the list of TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World
  • In 2011, 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. 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), a Board member of the INTERPOL Foundation 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 International Advisory Council, Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Member of The Business Council and London School of Economics' India Advisory Group.

Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is the Chairman 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, 2015.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani

Non Executive,
Non Independent Director

Smt. Nita M. Ambani (DIN 03115198) is a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University and a Diploma holder in Early Childhood Education.

For over two decades, Smt. Nita M. Ambani has played a pivotal role in Reliance's CSR initiatives and made a significant contribution to India's social sector development. She is the Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, one of India's foremost philanthropic institutions with a commitment to building an inclusive India. In accomplishing this vision, she has inspired and led the implementation of many path-breaking initiatives in education, health, rural transformation, urban renewal, environmental protection, disaster relief and rehabilitation, sports, arts, culture and heritage. Cumulatively, the Reliance Foundation has impacted the lives of over 4 million people in over 5,500 villages and various urban locations.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani was at the forefront of the ecological development of Reliance's Jamnagar refinery site by implementing a greening plan covering 3.2 million trees over 2000 acres, which led to the annual rainfall in this area nearly doubling. She also designed and developed a world-class township for 5500 families in Jamnagar, setting new standards in the provision of urban facilities and in the quality of life of people. Under her leadership, the Reliance Foundation BIJ (Bharat-India Jodo), which aims to bridge the gap between rural India and urban India by catalyzing sustainable growth in the rural areas, has reached out to about 48,500 households in over 470 villages, across 12 states.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani exemplified her commitment to people's welfare by leading the rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. In the aftermath of the natural calamities in Uttarakhand in 2013 and Jammu and Kashmir in 2014, she spearheaded the operation 'Mission Rahat'. Reliance Foundation was one of the first organizations to deploy its team to some of the most inaccessible locations with a focus on providing prompt relief to the affected families and continues to impact their lives through long-term support by way of reconstruction of schools and homes.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani provides leadership to 13 schools that educate over 15,000 students. She is the Founder & Chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), which just in a span of 12 years has emerged as a centre of excellence. In 2014, Education World ranked DAIS as the No. 1 International School in India for the 2nd consecutive year and the Hindustan Times has ranked it as the No. 1 School in Mumbai for 3 years in a row in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Programme has reached out to over 10,000 scholars across India, with about 20% of them being specially-abled, enabling them to pursue higher education opportunities. Under her leadership, Reliance Foundation is planning to establish a world-class multi-disciplinary university, with cutting-edge research facilities.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani is the President of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, which was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in 2014. With state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and technologies and a team of highly qualified and committed team of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, the hospital aims to provide affordable international healthcare for all. Reliance Foundation's Health for All initiative, which aims to provide affordable quality healthcare, has reached out to over 4 lakh people in Mumbai. She has recently joined the Board of MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA, which is the world's premier cancer centre with a mission to making cancer history. Smt. Nita M. Ambani is the first Indian and the second Asian to join the Board of MD Anderson. The Reliance Foundation Drishti launched by her in 2003 has completed over 14,000 corneal transplants across the country, and in 2012, it launched a registered international Braille newspaper in Hindi, which has now circulation across India and in 17 other countries.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani is the inspiring architect of the Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai Indians' and Reliance Foundation's 'Education For All' initiative led by her has impacted the lives of over 70,000 underprivileged children. She has been spearheading various sports for development initiatives that support children's holistic development and also provide them various life skills. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program, launched in 2013 in association with the National Basketball Association, has reached out to 1 million children across 1,000 schools in India. She is the Founder & Chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited that launched the Indian Super League (ISL) in 2014. With the overwhelming response of fans and football enthusiasts, ISL has been a groundbreaking success in its very first season itself and has emerged as the fourth largest football league in the world in terms of stadium attendance. She leads a grassroots football programme to identify and develop talent from all over India and it has reached out to over 500,000 children in the very first year. Thus, she plays a catalytic role in multiple sports.

Over the years, Smt. Nita M. Ambani has received many awards and honours. In 2013, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya (SCSVMV University), Kanchipuram conferred on her the Honourary Doctoral Degree (D. Litt) in recognition of her multifarious contributions to the social sector. In 2015, the All India Management Association (AIMA) conferred on her the Entrepreneur of the Year award, for her visionary leadership in many path-breaking initiatives, positively impacting millions of lives.

Smt. Nita M. Ambani is a Director of EIH Limited.

She is a promoter and holds 33,98,146 shares of the Company in her name as on March 31, 2015.

Shri P. M. S. Prasad

Executive Director

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 34 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 and Risk Management Committee of the Company.

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

He holds 1,36,666 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.

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 is a Director of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (Thailand). 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 John Deere & Company, United States of America, Global Logistic Properties, Singapore and Northern Trust Bank, United States of America. He is also a Director of Reliance Retail Ventures Limited, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and HT Global Education. He is a member of Audit Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Reliance Retail Ventures Limited and also a member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.

He does not hold any shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.

Shri Nikhil R. Meswani

Executive Director

Dr. Dharam Vir Kapur

Independent Director

Shri Mansingh L. Bhakta

Independent Director

Shri Yogendra P. Trivedi

Independent Director

Shri Nikhil R. Meswani

Executive Director

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 currently ranked fourth among Top 40 Global Power Players in chemical industry as per ICIS – leading chemical industry magazine.

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 and Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

He holds 4,18,374 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.

Dr. Dharam Vir Kapur

Independent Director

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

Dr. D.V. Kapur was the founding chairman-cum-managing director of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). He had an illustrious career in the government sector with a successful track record of building vibrant organisations and successful project implementation. In a meeting of the executive directors of the World Bank group, Dr. Kapur was once described as 'a model manager'. Prior to NTPC, he also served at the Hirakud dam project, Punjab state electricity board, the Indian Railways, and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, in various positions.

He has been secretary to the government of India in the ministries of Power, Heavy Industry and Chemicals & Petrochemicals. His significant contributions as Secretary during 1980 to 1986 were introduction of new management practices and liberalization initiatives including authorship of "Broad Banding" and "Minimum Economic Sizes" in industrial licensing. Dr. Kapur was also member of various government committees including Arjun Sengupta Committee to Review Policy for Public Enterprises. Reports on "Utilization and Conservation of Energy" and "Perspective Planning of Petrochemical Industry" are still remembered as bibles of sorts for path breaking recommendations made under his chairmanship.

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.

He was associated with a number of national institutions, including Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay as chairman of its board of governors for over ten years, National Productivity Council as its chairman, and as member of the board of governors of the Administrative Staff College of India and Indian Institute of Management- Lucknow. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University conferred on him the degree of D.Sc. He is also the recipient of lifetime achievement awards and meritorious services awards from a number of prestigious organisations associated with energy and project management.

He is the Chairman (Emeritus) of Jacobs H&G (P) Limited. In addition to Reliance Industries Limited, Dr. Kapur is also a Director on the Boards of Honda Siel Power Products Limited, DLF Limited and other private limited companies. He has also been an independent director on the Board of Tata Chemicals Limited, Larsen and Toubro Limited and Ashok Leyland Limited. He was also founding Chairman of Reliance Power Limited. In addition to this, he has also chaired the boards of subsidiaries of multinational corporations, Jacobs Engineering Consultants (USA) and GKN plc (UK). 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 the Chairman of Audit Committee, Shareholders'/Investors' Grievance Committee and Remuneration Committee of Honda Siel Power Products Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee and Equity Issuance Committee of DLF Limited. He is also the Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee and Shareholders'/Investor Grievance Committee of DLF Limited.

He holds 13,544 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.

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 60 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. He is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. 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' for sixth consecutive years. Recently, 'Trans Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry' conferred on him the prestigious award of 'The Pillar of Hindustaanee Society' for the year 2014-15 in the field of 'Ethical Law Practice'.

He holds 3,30,000 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.

Shri Yogendra P. Trivedi

Independent Director

Shri Yogendra P. Trivedi (DIN 00001879) is practicing as senior advocate in Supreme Court. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha till April 02, 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 Merchant's 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, New Consolidated Construction Company Limited, Emami Limited and Federation of Indian Automobile Association.

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 Merchant's 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.

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, 2015.

Shri Hital R. Meswani

Executive Director

Prof. Ashok Misra

Independent Director

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar

Independent Director

Shri Adil Zainulbhai

Independent Director

Shri Hital R. Meswani

Executive Director

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 04, 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, Stakeholders' Relationship Committee, 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 Limited and Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration 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 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, 2015.

Prof. Ashok Misra

Independent Director

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-Emeritus- 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, the former President of the Society of Polymer Science, India and founder President of IIT Alumni Centre, Bengaluru.

He is an Independent Director on the Board of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee, Sustainability and CSR Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Roorkee, member of Board of Governors, IIT, Delhi 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, 2015.

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar

Independent Director

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 thirtyeight 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, Thermax Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited, KPIT Technologies Limited, TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited and several other private limited companies. He is Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee as well as Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Tata Motors Limited. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Tata Motors Limited and TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited. He is also member of Audit Committee of Piramal Enterprises Limited.

Dr. Mashelkar 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.

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, KPIT Technology Innovation Council and Marico Innovation Foundation.

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

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.

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.

He does not hold any shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.

Shri Adil Zainulbhai

Independent Director

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

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.

Shri Adil has been working with several parts of the government also 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, social causes and education. He is a Board member of Saifee Hospital, Board of Trustees at Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (redeveloping Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai), Wockhardt Foundation, Piramal Swasthya. He was President of Harvard Business School Alumni Association of India and is on the Global Advisory Board of the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago.

Shri Adil is a Director of Harvard Business School Club of India, Network18 Media and Investments Limited, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Cipla Limited, Reliance Retail Ventures Limited and Larsen and Toubro Limited. Shri Adil is a Board Member of McKinsey Investment Office, Washington. Shri Adil is Chairman of the Human Resources, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee and Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Network18 Media and Investments Limited. He is also the Chairman of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Reliance Retail Ventures Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee of Cipla Limited.

He does not hold any shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.

Shri Pawan Kumar Kapil

Executive Director

Shri Pawan Kumar Kapil

Executive Director

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 startup/ 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 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 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 8,000 shares of the Company in his name as on March 31, 2015.