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Mukesh D. Ambani, son of Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani, Founder Chairman of the Company joined Reliance in 1981. He initiated Reliance's backward integration journey from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals, petroleum refining and going up-stream into oil and gas exploration and production. He created several new world class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that have raised Reliance's petrochemicals manufacturing capacities from less than a million tonnes to about twenty million tonnes per year.
Working hands-on, Mukesh D. Ambani led the creation of the world's largest grassroots petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, India, with a current capacity of 660,000 barrels per day (33 million tonnes per year) integrated with petrochemicals, power generation, port and related infrastructure. Further, he steered the setting up of another 27 million tonnes refinery next to the existing one in Jamnagar. An aggregate refining capacity of 1.24 million barrels of oil per day has transformed "Jamnagar" as the 'Refining Hub of the World'.
In September 2008, when the first drop of crude oil flowed from the Krishna-Godavari basin, Mukesh Ambani's vision of energy security for India was being realized. Under his leadership, RIL is set to transform India's energy landscape from the oil & gas flowing from Dhirubhai 1 & 3 Natural gas - a low carbon, low polluting green fuel that will flow from these will create value and be beneficial to a large section of India's society.
He had set up one of the largest and most complex information and communications technology initiative in the world in the form of Reliance Infocomm Limited (now Reliance Communications Limited).
Mukesh D. Ambani is also steering Reliance's development of infrastructure facilities and implementation of a pan-India organized retail network spanning multiple formats and supply chain infrastructure.
His achievements have been acknowledged at national and international levels. Over the years, some of the awards and recognition bestowed on him are :
Mukesh Ambani is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry, Government of India and the Board of Governors of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.
On invitation to Mukesh ,Reliance Industries Limited, became a Council Member of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2007. Ambani has been elected as Vice Chairman of WBCSD Executive Committee in 2008.
Further, he is a member of the Indo-US CEOs Forum, the International Advisory Board of Citigroup, International Advisory Board of the National Board of Kuwait, Advisory Council for the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, International Advisory Board of Brookings, International Advisory Board of Council on Foreign Relations, Member of The Business Council, and McKinsey Knowledge Advisory Council.
He is the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Chairman of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Co-Chair of India-Russia CEO Council, Co-Chair of Japan-India Business Leader's Forum and a member of the Advisory Council of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Mukesh is the
Chairman of Reliance Retail Limited and a Director of Reliance
Europe Limited and a Private Limited Company.
At RIL, Mukesh D. Ambani is the Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Employees Stock Compensation Committee.