Born: April 19, 1957
Achievement: Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance
Industries Limited, India's largest private sector company; Chosen as ET
Business Leader of the Year 2006; Ranked 42nd among the World's Most
Respected Business Leaders and second among the four Indian CEOs
featured in a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and published
in Financial Times, London, November 2004.
Mukesh Ambani is the face of new emerging India. He is the Chairman and
Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, India's largest
private sector company.
Mukesh Ambani was born on April 19, 1957 in
Mumbai. His father Dhirubhai Ambani was then a small businessman who later on
rose to become one of the legends of Indian industry. Mukesh Ambani did
his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from University of Bombay and
Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University, USA.
Mukesh Ambani joined Reliance in 1981 and was the brain behind
Reliance's backward integration from textiles into polyester fibres and
further into petrochemicals. During the process of backward integration,
Mukesh Ambani led the creation of 51 new, world-class manufacturing
facilities involving diverse technologies that raised Reliance's
manufacturing capacities manifold.
World's largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar is the
brainchild of Mukesh Ambani. He was also the incharge of Dhirubhai's
dream project Reliance Infocomm. But after the split in the Reliance
Empire, Reliance Infocomm went to his brother Anil Ambani. Mukesh Ambani
is now planning to enter retail sector in a big way. He has plans to
establish big retail stores all over the country. Recently, he also
entered into an agreement with Haryana Government to establish a Special
Economic Zone (SEZ) with an investment running into thousands of crores.
Mukesh Ambani has many achievements and honours to his name. Mukesh
Ambani was chosen as the ET Business leader of the Year 2006. He was
ranked 42nd among the World's Most Respected Business Leaders and second
among the four Indian CEOs featured in a survey conducted by
PricewaterhouseCoopers and published in Financial Times, London,
November 2004. He was conferred the World Communication Award for the
Most Influential Person in Telecommunications in 2004 by Total Telecom,
October, 2004. Mukesh Ambani was also conferred the Asia Society
Leadership Award by the Asia Society, Washington D.C., USA,