Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Shri Anil D. Ambani (Promoter, non-executive and non-independent Director)

Shri Anil D. Ambani, aged 55 years, is the Chairman of the Company, Reliance Capital Limited, Reliance Infrastructure Limited and Reliance Power Limited. He is also on the board of directors of Reliance Infratel Limited and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Limited. He is the president of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He is a member of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee, the Nomination / Remuneration Committee, the Employee Stock Option Scheme Compensation Committee ("ESOS Compensation Committee") and the Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") Committee of the Company.

With a master's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Shri Ambani is credited with having spearheaded the Reliance Group's first forays into the overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depository receipts, convertibles and bonds.

Shri Ambani has been associated with a number of prestigious academic institutions in India and abroad. He is currently a member of:

  • Wharton Board of Overseers, The Wharton School, U.S.A.
  • Executive Board, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

The Prime Minister of India nominated Shri Ambani as the Co-Chair from the Indian side of the India-China CEO Forum in 2011.

Prof. J. Ramachandran (Independent Director)

Prof. J. Ramachandran, Director, aged 57 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 Communication Technologies Limited, Redington (India) Limited and All Cargo Logistics Limited.

Prof. Ramachandran is a member of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee, the Nomination / Remuneration Committee and ESOS Compensation Committee and the chairman of the Audit Committee and the CSR Committee of the Company. He is a member of the Audit Committee of Redington (India) Limited and Reliance Infratel Limited. He is a Chairman of Investors Grievance Committee of Sasken Communication Technology Limited and Radington (India) Limited.

Shri Deepak Shourie (Independent Director)

Shri Deepak Shourie, Director, aged 65 years, holds a bachelor's degree in economics and has more than 41 years' experience in general management with an emphasis on media, consumer goods and corporate affairs. He was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Discovery Communications of India and Director in South Asia for BBC Worldwide Media Private Limited.

Shri Shourie is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination / Remuneration Committee, the Stakeholders Relationship Committee and the CSR Committee and the Chairman of the ESOS Compensation Committee of the Company.

Shri A. K. Purwar (Independent Director)

Shri A. K. Purwar, Director, aged 68 years, was the former Chairman of State Bank of India ("SBI") and also former Managing Director of State Bank of Patiala. He holds a master's degree in commerce and a diploma in business administration. He is also a director of Vardhman Textiles Limited, Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Jindal Power Limited, Apollo Tyres Limited, IL&FS Renewable Energy Limited, C & C Constructions Limited, Vardhman Chemtech Limited, IIFL Holdings Limited, ONGC Tripura Power Company Limited and Sri Kavery Medical Care (Trichy) 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. He is the Chairman of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee and member of the Audit Committee, Nomination / Remuneration Committee, the CSR Committee and the ESOS Compensation Committee of the Company. He is a member of the Audit Committee of Jindal Power Limited, ONGC Tripura Power Company Limited and Sri Kavery Medical Care (Trichy) Limited.

Shri R. N. Bhardwaj (Independent Director)

Shri R. N. Bhardwaj, aged 69 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 38 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 ("SAT").

Shri Bhardwaj is also a director in Reliance Infratel Limited, Jaiprakash Associates Limited, Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited, Microsec Financial Services Limited, Jaypee Infratech Limited, Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Limited, Milestone Capital Advisors Limited, Amtek Auto Limited, Rupa & Company Limited and SBI Life Insurance Company Limited.

Shri Bhardwaj is a member of the Audit Committee, the Stakeholders Relationship Committee, the CSR Committee and the ESOS Compensation Committee and the Chairman of the Nomination / Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is a Chairman of Audit Committee of Jaiprakash Associates Limited. He is a meber of Audit Committee of Microsec Financial Services Limited, Reliance Infratel Limited, Jaiprakash Power Venture Limited, Milestone Capital Advisors Limited, SBI Life Insurance Company Limited and Rupa & Company Limited. He is a Member of Shareholders / Investors' Grievance Committee of Microsec Financial Services Limited.

Smt. Manjari Kacker (Non-Executive non-independent Director)

Smt. Manjari Kacker holds master's degree in chemistry and diploma in business administration. She has more than 38 years experience in Taxation, Finance, Administration and Vigilance. She was Indian Revenue Service batch of 1974. She held various assignments during her tenure in the tax department and was also the member of Central Board of Direct Taxes. She has also served as Functional Director (Vigilance and Security) in Air India and have also represented India in international conferences. Presently she is a director of Life Insurance Corporation of India.