Reliance Communications
Chairman's Profile

Anil D. Ambani

Regarded as one of the foremost corporate leaders of contemporary India,
Shri Anil D Ambani, 55, is the chairman of all listed companies of the Reliance Group, namely, Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital, Reliance Energy and Reliance Natural Resources limited.

He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.

Till recently, he also held the post of Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest private sector enterprise.

Anil D Ambani joined Reliance in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer, and has been centrally involved in every aspect of the company's management.

He is credited with having pioneered a number of path-breaking financial innovations in the Indian capital markets. He spearheaded the country’s first forays into the overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depositary receipts, convertibles and bonds. Starting in 1991, he directed Reliance Industries in its efforts to raise over US$ 2 billion. He also steered the 100-year Yankee bond issue for the company in January 1997.

He is a member of:

bullet Wharton Board of Overseers, The Wharton School, USA
bullet Central Advisory Committee, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
bullet Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
bullet Board of Governors Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

In June 2004, he was elected for a six-year term as an independent member of the Rajya Sabha, Upper House of India’s Parliament a position he chose to resign voluntarily on March 25, 2006.

Awards and Achievements:

bullet Conferred the ‘CEO of the Year 2004’ in the Platts Global Energy Awards
bullet Rated as one of ‘India’s Most Admired CEOs’ for the sixth consecutive year in the Business Barons – TNS Mode opinion poll, 2004
bullet Conferred ‘The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award’ by the Bombay Management Association, October 2002
bullet Awarded the First Wharton Indian Alumni Award by the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) in recognition of his contribution to the establishment of Reliance as a global leader in many of its business areas, December 2001
bullet Selected by Asiaweek magazine for its list of ‘Leaders of the Millennium in Business and Finance’ and was introduced as the only ‘new hero’ in Business and Finance from India, June 1999.

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