Mukesh Ambani Named as one of 25 Greatest Global Indians

Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) MD and CEO, MukeshAmbani was recently named as one of the 25 Greatest Living Global Indians. At a glitzy function held at RashtrapatiBhavan, India’s leading television news channel, NDTV honoured the successful businessman with the award.

RIL’s MD and CEO’s story on how he came to join Reliance Industries, a company his father founded is quite interesting. A Chemical Engineer from the prestigious University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), he went to the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business soon after. He dropped out of the prestigious MBA program where is classmate was future Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to help his father out with his business. Since joining Reliance, MukeshAmbani has taken over the mantle of growing and developing one of India’s biggest companies.

Under his leadership, Reliance Industries has diversified into chemicals, retail, life sciences, philanthropy, education and sports. Talking at the award ceremony held in the presence of the honourable President of India ShriPranab Mukherjee, Mr. Ambani advised the youth of India to dream big and focus on goals. He added that doing this would help them to overcome obstacles and succeed in their endeavors. He also said that there was no substitute for hard work. Going down into the trenches and working your socks off is an absolute must according to the business leader. He also emphasized on the need to believe in India and her growth story. This belief in India – one of the fastest growing economies of the world along with confidence and belief would no doubt help people fulfil their ambitions and achieve success in all their ventures.

Mr. Ambani has also praised the role his family played in his and his company’s success. He has always maintained a huge load of gratitude to his parents, Dhirubhai and KokilabenAmbani and his wife Nita Ambani and their three children Anant, Akash and Isha. MukeshAmbani has also said previously that he makes it a point to spend his Sundays at home in the presence of his family and ensure that he is more than anything else a good husband and father. Thus, there’s a lot to be learned from one of India’s biggest business honchos.

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