Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Ltd.

Chairman & Managing Director

Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd., has been on the board of Reliance since 1977. He initiated Reliance’s integration journey—from textiles and polyester fibers to petrochemicals and petroleum refining to upstream oil and gas exploration and production. He has built multiple manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that have raised Reliance’s petrochemicals manufacturing capacities from less than a million tonnes to about 21 million tonnes per year. In the late nineties, Mr. Ambani spearheaded the creation of the world’s largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar in Gujarat, India, and integrated it with petrochemicals, power generation, port, and related infrastructure. Further, he steered the building of another refinery in Jamnagar. With an aggregate refining capacity of 1.24 million barrels of oil per day at a single location, Jamnagar has become the refining hub of the world. He also led Reliance’s development of infrastructure facilities and implementation of a pan-India organized retail network. Today, Reliance Retail is the largest organized retail player in India. He also led and established an expansive 4G broadband wireless network. Mr. Ambani is a member of The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, and the International Advisory Council of The Brookings Institution. He is also an elected Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is a Chemical Engineer from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (erstwhile the University Department of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai). He pursued an MBA from Stanford University in the United States.

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