Born: June 4, 1959
Achievement: Chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group; Chosen as
the 'CEO of the Year 2004' in the Platts Global Energy Awards and MTV
Youth Icon of the Year' in September 2003
Anil Ambani is one of the foremost entrepreneurs of Independent India.
He is the Chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Earlier, before the
split in the Reliance Group, Anil Ambani held the post of Vice Chairman
and Managing Director in Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
Born on June 4, 1959, Anil Ambani did his Bachelors in Science from the
University of Bombay and Masters in Business Administration The Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Anil Ambani joined Reliance in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer. He
pioneered India Inc's forays into overseas capital markets with
international public offerings of global depository receipts,
convertibles and bonds. Starting from 1991, he led Reliance in its
efforts to raise, around US$2 billion from overseas financial markets.
In January 1997, the 100-year Yankee bond issue was launched under his
After the split in Reliance Group, Anil Ambani founded Anil Dhirubhai
Ambani Group. He is the Chairman of all listed Group companies, which
include: Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital, Reliance Energy and
Reliance Natural Resources Limited.
Anil Ambai was elected as an independent member Rajya Sabha MP in June
2004. But he resigned voluntarily on March 25, 2006.
Anil Ambani has won several awards and honours. Major among these
include: 'CEO of the Year 2004' in the Platts Global Energy Awards, 'MTV
Youth Icon of the Year' in September 2003, 'The Entrepreneur of the
Decade Award' by the Bombay Management Association, and 'Businessman of
the Year Award' by leading Business Magazine, Business India in 1997.