Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Shri Anil D. Ambani, Chairman (Promoter, Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director)

Shri Anil D. Ambani, 58 years, B.Sc. Hons. and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is the Chairman of our Company, Reliance Capital Limited, Reliance Infrastructure Limited, Reliance Power Limited and Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited.

Prof. J. Ramachandran (Independent Director)

Prof. J. Ramachandran, 60 years, is a Professor of Corporate Strategy and Policy at the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru. He is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant and is a fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a Director of Reliance Infratel Limited, Sasken Technologies Limited, Redington (India) Limited, All Cargo Logistics Limited and Polaris Consulting and Services Limited.

Shri Deepak Shourie (Independent Director)

Shri Deepak Shourie, 68 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and has more than four decades experience in general management with an emphasis on media, consumer goods and corporate affairs. He was an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Discovery Communications of India and a director in South Asia for BBC Worldwide Media Private Limited.

Shri A. K. Purwar (Independent Director)

Shri A. K. Purwar, 71 years, was the former Chairman of the State Bank of India (“SBI”) and also the former Managing Director of the State Bank of Patiala. He holds a master’s degree in Commerce and a diploma in Business Administration. He is also a Director of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Apollo Tyres Limited, IIFL Holdings Limited, ONGC Tripura Power Company Limited, IL&FS Renewable Energy Limited, Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited, Balaji Telefilms Limited and Alkem Laboratories Limited. Shri Purwar has served on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, XLRI Jamshedpur and as a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute of Indian Economic Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Shri R. N. Bhardwaj (Independent Director)

Shri R. N. Bhardwaj, 72 years, holds a master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Punjabi University, Patiala. He has over 39 years of experience in various sectors such as economics, finance, investment and portfolio management. He was the Managing Director and Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India. Shri R. N. Bhardwaj has also served as a member of the Securities Appellate Tribunal.

Smt. Manjari Kacker (Non-Executive Non-Independent Director)

Smt. Manjari Kacker, 64 years, holds a master’s degree in Chemistry and a diploma in Business Administration. She has more than 39 years of experience in taxation, finance, administration and vigilance. She was in the Indian Revenue Service batch of 1974. She held various assignments during her tenure in the tax department and was also a member of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. She has also served as the Functional Director (Vigilance and Security) in Air India and has also represented India in international conferences.

Shri Punit Garg – Executive Director (Executive and Non-Independent Director)

Shri Punit Garg, 53 years, holds B. E. is part of the Company’s leadership team since the last 17 years and has held several positions in the Company, including CEO of Indian and Global Enterprise Business, Corporate Strategy and Regulatory Affairs. Shri Garg has rich experience of over 32 years in telecom and IT sectors. He was President, Telecom Business of the Company and elevated to the Board as Executive Director of the Company.

Shri Manikantan V., Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director (Executive and Non-Independent Director)

Shri Manikantan V., 52 years, Chartered Accountant , has been with the Company since last 22 years and has held several senior positions. He was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company and elevated to the Board as Director and CFO of the Company.

Ms. Chhaya Virani - (Independent Director)

Ms. Chhaya Virani, aged 62 years, holds bachelors’ degree in Arts and Legislative Laws and is lawyer by profession.

Ms. Chhaya Virani is specialised in property matters Her major area of practise is related to conveyance and property transaction.

Ms. Ryna Karani-(Independent Director)

Ms. Ryna Karani aged 49 years, holds BA, LLB degree and lawyer by profession. She has been practicing as a lawyer since 1994 and is enrolled as Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Her practice includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds on a full range of corporate transactions

Shri William Barney (Bill Barney)- (Non Executive Non Independent Director)

Mr. William Barney (Bill Barney) aged 51 years, holds MBA from Columbia University and BA from Wesleyan University. Shri Barney has rich experience of over 29 years in telecom sector. presently working as Co CEO of the Company and also Chairman & CEO of Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of the Company, has been elevated as a Non Executive Non Independent Director on the Board of the Company. Earlier Shri Barney was CEO of Pacnet, President & CEO, MCI Worldcom, Vice President - Global One and sales leadership positions at AT&T. Shri Barney is MBA from Columbia University and BA from Wesleyan University. Mr. Barney has rich experience of over 29 years in telecom sector

Shri Suresh Rangachar- (Non Executive Non Independent Director)

Shri Suresh Rangachar aged 53 years, holds Master's degree in Computer Science is with the Company since last 17 years. Presently, he is the Executive Director of Reliance Infratel Limited (RITL), a subsidiary of the Company and has been elevated as the Non Executive Non Independent Director on the Board of the Company.