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Our Board of Directors consists of individuals with extensive experience and expertise across diverse businesses. They are responsible for reviewing vital information details and transactions. Their purview of influence further extends into strategic and regulatory matters.
Every member of the Board has access to all the relevant information and is entrusted with the authority to take crucial decisions and ensure that the management observes the highest standards of ethics, transparency and disclosure.
Regarded as one of the foremost corporate leaders, business magnets, investors and philanthropists of contemporary India, Shri Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, is the Chairman of all listed companies of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group companies include Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital and Reliance Power. He is the President of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
With a master's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Shri Ambani is credited with having spearheaded the Reliance Group's first forays into the overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depository receipts, convertibles and bonds.
Shri Ambani has been associated with a number of prestigious academic institutions in India and abroad. He is currently a member of:
- Wharton Board of Overseers, The Wharton School, USA
- Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
- Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
- Executive Board, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad
The former Prime Minister of India nominated Shri Ambani as the Co-Chair from the Indian side of the India-China CEO Forum in 2011.
Shri S Seth is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a law graduate. He has vast experience in general management. Shri Seth was appointed to the Board on November 24, 2000. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman on the Board of the Company.
Shri Punit Garg, aged 55 years, a qualified Engineer, is part of senior management team of Reliance Group since 2001 and is involved in taking a number of strategic decisions. Shri Garg was previously served as an Executive Director on the Board of Reliance Communications Limited. With rich experience of over 34 years, Shri Garg has created and led billion dollar businesses. As a visionary, strategist and team builder he has driven profitable growth through innovation and operational excellence.
Shri S S Kohli was the Chairman and Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), a wholly owned company of the Government of India, engaged in promotion and development of infrastructure till April 2010. Under his leadership, IIFCL commenced its operations and carved a niche for itself in financing infrastructure projects. The support of IIFCL helped in speedier achievement of financial closure of infrastructure projects in sectors like highways, airports, seaports, power, etc. IIFCL was conferred with the "Most Admired Infrastructure Financier 2010" by KPMG Infrastructure Today. Shri Kohli has long experience as a banker, spanning over 40 years having held positions of Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab and Sind Bank, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Punjab National Bank (PNB). PNB is one of the largest public sector banks in India. During his chairmanship of PNB, he undertook total transformation of the Bank.
Under his leadership, PNB became a techno-savvy Bank by implementing core banking solution and introducing various technology-based products and services. Resultantly, PNB became the Number One Bank among the nationalized Banks in terms of assets, asset quality, technology, profit after tax and return on assets. PNB also emerged as one of the India's Most Trusted Brands and the PNB Group floated three public offerings of capital during his tenure which were highly successful.
Shri Kohli held the chairmanship of Indian Banks' Association, a forum for promoting the interest of banks for two terms and was member of several committees associated with financial sector policies. The committees he chaired dealt with a variety of issues relating to small/medium enterprise financing, wilful default in loans, human resources development in the banking industry and reconstruction of distressed small industries, etc.
A recipient of several awards including the "Enterprise Transformation Award for Technology" by the Wharton- Infosys Limited, the "Bank of the Year Award" by the Banker's Magazine of the Financial Times, London for the year 2000, and also ranked 22nd in the list of India's Best CEOs ranking over the period 1995 to 2011, by the Harvard Business Review. He now holds directorship in various institutions in India.
Shri K Ravikumar joined the Board of the Company on August 14, 2012 as an independent director.
Shri Ravikumar is the former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the USD 7 billion organization that ranks among the leading companies of the world engaged in the field of power plant equipment. As CMD, he was responsible for maximizing market-share and establishing BHEL as a total solution provider in the power sector. The Company was ranked 9th in terms of market capitalization in India during his tenure at BHEL. He had handled a variety of assignments during his long career spanning over 36 years. His areas of expertise are design and engineering, construction and project management of thermal, hydro, nuclear, gas based power plants and marketing of power projects.
Shri Ravikumar had the unique distinction of having booked USD 25 billion order for BHEL. His vision was to transform BHEL into a world class engineering enterprise. Towards this, he has been pursuing a growth strategy based on the twin plans of building both capacity and capability and this has resulted in an increase in BHEL's manufacturing capacity from 10,000 MW to 20,000 MW per annum. He also introduced new technologies in the field of coal and gas based power plants for the first time in the country, such as supercritical thermal sets of 660 MW and above rating, advance class gas turbines large size CFBC boilers and large size nuclear sets. BHEL has the distinction of having installed over 1,00,000 MW of power plant equipment worldwide.
Shri Ravikumar had also forged a number of strategic tieups for BHEL with leading Indian utilities and corporate like NTPC Limited, Tamilnadu State Electricity Board, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, Spel Conductors Limited, Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited to leverage equipment sales and develop alternate sources for equipment needed for the country. He had guided BHEL's technology strategy to maintain the technology edge in the marketplace with a judicious mix of internal development of technologies with selective external co-operation. He had focused on meeting the customer expectation and has strengthened BHEL's image as a total solution provider.
He possesses M.Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. Chennai besides Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He was conferred Alumini Awards from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and the National Institute of Information Technology, Trichy and is at present the Chairman of BOG National Institute of Information Technology, Mizoram. He has published a number of research papers in the fields of power and electronics.
Ms. Ryna Karani is a partner and part of the corporate and commercial team of ALMT Legal, Advocates and Solicitors.She has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Ms. Ryna's practice includes advising on mergers and acquisitions ,joint ventures, private equity and investment funds on a full range of corporate transactions including cross border transactions, banking and finance. She is a member of Society of Women Lawyers.
Smt. Manjari Kacker, 65 years, holds a master's degree in Chemistry and a diploma in Business Administration. She has more than 40 years of experience in taxation, finance, administration and vigilance. She was in the Indian Revenue Service batch of 1974. She held various assignments during her tenure in the tax department and was also a member of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. She has also served as the Functional Director (Vigilance and Security) in Air India and has also represented India in international conferences.
Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), aged 66 years, participated in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka during 1988-90 and counter insurgency operations in Punjab in 1990-91. During the 1990s he served with the United Nations in Mozambique, and later, war torn Rwanda.
He commanded his unit in the Siachen Glacier. He is one of the rare officers to have commanded a company, battalion, brigade, division and corps, all in the challenging environment of Jammu & Kashmir.
As a Lieutenant General, Hasnain was initially the General Officer Commanding (GOC), XXI Corps, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and was then specially nominated to take over the Srinagar based 15 Corps when turbulence hit Kashmir in a big way. He was instrumental in restoring stability to Kashmir through his innovative 'Hearts Doctrine'.
On June 09, 2012, Lt Gen Hasnain took office as the Military Secretary, at Army Headquarters, New Delhi. On September 7, 2013, Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) was awarded his first civilian honor by the Capital Foundation Society of Delhi. The award was for Military leadership of an exceptional order. He is one of highest decorated officers of the Indian Army having been decorated eight times.
Ever since his superannuation, Lt. Gen. Hasnain has actively pursued intellectual activities. He writes for a large number of media houses, and appears as a strategic affairs commentator on various TV channels. His area of emphasis is J&K, Pakistan and West Asia besides affairs of the Army concerning equipment management, doctrine and training. He holds a B.A. (Honours) degree in History from St Stephen's College and is a post graduate in International Relations from Kings College, University of London; he also has an M Phil in Defence & Management Studies from University of Indore.
In addition he has attended long programs in Strategic Studies at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) and the Asia Pacific Centre for Strategic Studies (APCSS), Hawaii, USA.
Lt. Gen. Hasnain is a member of the Eminent Persons Group on Indonesia for consultation by the MEA. He is also on the Experts Committee of the MEA on Afghanistan. He is a President of India's Nominee on the Executive Council of Aligarh Muslim University. On July 12, 2018 he has been appointed the Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, by the President of India, only the second time that a military leader has received that honour.