Archive for November, 2010

Mukesh Ambani Donates Rs. 6 Crores to Tirupati

November 26, 2010

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), CMD, Mukesh Ambani on Friday offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala.

He flew in at Renigunta airport near here on a special flight, from where he reached the shrine by road, temple sources said.

After offering worship he left for Mumbai, they said. Ambani had donated Rs six crore earlier this year towards the Anandanilayam Anantha Swarnamayam project – the gold plating of the main sanctum of the Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala.

An internationally admired businessman and philanthropist, Mukesh Ambani has always worked towards the well being and welfare of society and its communities. The man is a legend for India and the representative of Indian business all over the world. In spite of the heights he has scaled in his life, his vision remains clear and down to earth. In his own words,

“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times”.

His ideals, persona and charisma pay heed to his keen inclination towards social programs. Embraced with spiritual well being and an admirable humility, Mukesh Ambani has been attributed as the social entrepreneur in recent times, credited to the support he has shown to various social and community programs.

Mukesh Ambani, along with his wife Nita Ambani, has been consistently involved in welfare causes, especially through RIL’s philanthropy arm Reliance Foundation. With programs that encourage competent educational development to those that look to set up better medical system, Mukesh Ambani has kept himself associated with such programs under this umbrella.

From being a globally renowned industrialist and a business man to being a man of a golden heart unlike the common public opinion that is prevailing in the minds of many Indians, young and old alike, Mukesh Ambani truly represents the global Indian, who stands as business leader as well as a leader for human welfare.

Reliance Industries tagged as ‘Corporate good guys’

November 16, 2010

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries (RIL), India’s largest private sector company is the sole Indian firm to get a perfect score in a list of Asia’s best companies in terms of corporate social responsibility. In a report titled, ‘Ethical Asia’, by global research firm CLSA, Reliance Industries, Australian airline Cathay Pacific and Japanese conglomerate.

In the same report, two Indian companies — Tata Motors and ITC — have been named among the six companies that need to make a significant improvement in terms of CSR disclosure. The other companies in the league of laggards include China Merchants Bank, Dongfang Electric, SK Energy and Telkom Indonesia, CLSA said. The companies were identified from among the 50 largest entities in Asia, CLSA said.

Mukesh Ambani has built Reliance into the largest private sector enterprise in India and one of the world’s most successful companies in the fields of petrochemicals, petroleum, gas exploration and production.

A chemical engineering from University of Mumbai and MBA from Stanford University, Mukesh Ambani joined Reliance in 1981. And since then he initiated Reliance’s backward integration journey from textiles into polyester fibers and further into petrochemicals, petroleum refining and going up-stream into oil and gas exploration and production. Under Mukesh Ambani Reliance Industries has expanded into a massive global conglomerate offering everything from petro chemicals to fabrics. The company, Reliance Industries growth has been awe-inspiring.

Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia’s global vision

November 11, 2010

Mukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Industries (RIL), India’s largest private sector company will be awarded the prestigious Asia Society’s Global Vision Award, by the Asia Society on November 16, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. On November 16, 2010, Asia Society will honor Mukesh Ambani for his demonstrated vision, creativity, and leadership that has earned him global praise and recognition. Mukesh Ambani’s views on his ambitions for Reliance are that his focus is on value generation and scaling up to a pick and not simply increasing size.

In 2009, Mukesh Ambani was ranked fifth best performing CEO in the world by the Harvard Business Review and Reliance Industries, Ltd. was ranked the 15th most innovative company in the world in a survey conducted by Business Week and BCG. Jeffrey Immelt will be presented with the Society’s Global Leadership Award. Immelt was named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s recognizing his global leadership of General Electric since 2001. The New York Philharmonic will receive the Cultural Ambassador Award in recognition of its bridge-building concerts around the globe. Two musicians from the orchestra will perform two pieces for dinner attendees, including Arirang, the well-known Korean folk song that the Orchestra performed on its historic concert in Pyongyang, DPRK, in February 2008. The New York Philharmonic is renowned around the globe, having appeared in 430 cities in 63 countries, including the concert in Pyongyang, DPRK, which was broadcast live, internationally, and its debut concerts in Hanoi, Vietnam, in October 2009, on its first tour with new Music Director, Alan Gilbert.

Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution. Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. We seek to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education.