Mukesh D. Ambani

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"Shri Mukesh D. Ambani is a Chemical Engineer from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (earlier the University Department of Chemical Technology, the University of Bombay). He has pursued MBA from Stanford University, USA.

"He joined Reliance in 1981 and initiated Reliance's backward integration journey from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals, petroleum refining and going up-stream 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 twenty million tonnes per year. He led the creation of the world's largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, with a current capacity of 33 million tonnes per year integrated with petrochemicals, power generation, port and related infrastructure. Further, he steered the setting up of another 27 million tonnes 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 which has transformed "Jamnagar" as the 'Refining Hub of the World'...

"He is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry, Government of India and the Board of Governors of The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. He is a Member of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocacy Group constituted by United Nations (UN), a Member of The Foundation Board of World Economic Forum and Vice Chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Further, he is a member of the Indo-US CEOs Forum, the International Advisory Board of Citigroup, the International Advisory Board of the National Board of Kuwait, the Advisory Council for the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, the International Advisory Board of Brookings, Member of the Business Council, McKinsey Advisory Council and the Asia Business Council and Advisory Board of D.E. Shaw India Advisory Services Private Limited.

"He is the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Chairman of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. He is also Co-Chair of India-Russia CEO Council and Co-Chair of Japan-India Business Leader's Forum, a Member of the Governing Board of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). He has been appointed as a Director by the Board of Directors of the Bank of America Corporation on its Board. He is the first non-American to occupy such a position. At RIL, Shri Mukesh He is the Chairman of Reliance Retail Limited, a Director of Reliance Infotel Broadband Services Limited, Reliance Foundation, IMG Reliance Private Limited and Reliance Europe Limited."[1]

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  1. Reliance Industries Board, organizational web page, accessed July 23, 2012.
  2. Board and investors, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, accessed January 22, 2021.