Date of Birth: June 4, 1959
Education: MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
BSc from Mumbai University
Career: With an investment of over Rs 36,000 crore ($9 billion) in petroleum refining, power generation, telecom services and a port terminal, Anil Ambani steered the Reliance Group to its current status as India's leading textiles-petroleum-petrochemicals-power-infocom-telecom player in a three-year time frame.
He joined Reliance in 1983 as co-chief executive officer.
He is also credited with having pioneered many financial innovations in the Indian capital markets.
Awards and Honors:Ranked No.1 for the second consecutive year, in The Power List 2004 published by India Today, March 2004.
Voted 'MTV Youth Icon of the Year', September 2003.
Rated as one of 'India's Most Admired CEOs' for the fifth consecutive year in the Business Barons - TNS Mode opinion poll, July 2003.
Conferred 'The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award' by the Bombay Management Association, October 2002.
Awarded the First Wharton Indian Alumni Award by the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) in recognition of his contribution to the establishment of Reliance as a global leader in many of its business areas, December 2001.
Named amongst 'The Power 50 - India's 50 most powerful decision-makers in Politics, Business & Finance', Business Barons, August 1999.
Selected by Asiaweek magazine for its list of 'Leaders of the Millennium in Business and Finance' and was introduced as the only 'new hero' in Business and Finance from India, June 1999.
Leading business magazine Business Barons included him in its list of 'India's 25 Most Influential Business and Financial Leaders', June 1998.
Conferred the 'Businessman of the Year 1997' award by India's leading business magazine Business India, December 1997
Current responsibilities & achievements: Anil Ambani is the chairman & managing director of Reliance Energy Limited and also the vice-Chairman of Indian Petrochemicals Corporation (IPCL).
He was sworn in as a Rajya Sabha member on 5 July, 2004.
Ambani has proposed to set up a 3,500 MW, gas-based mega power project in Uttar Pradesh at an investment of least Rs 10,000 crore.
He is also a member of the following institutions:
Wharton Board of Overseers, The Wharton School, USA.
Central Advisory Committee, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
The Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.