Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia’s global vision

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.

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