Asia’s Top 20 Powerful Businesswomen 2016

1Nita Ambani, Director,Chairman, Reliance Industries/Reliance Foundation

Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries. Nita Ambani started out as the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, the CSR arm of Reliance Industries. In 2014, she was elected to the board of Reliance Industries. Ambani was among eight candidates nominated for membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by the Swiss-based panel. The election of these new members was held during the 129th IOC Session in the first week of August 2016. Ambani was elected as a member of the IOC on 4 August 2016, its first Indian women member.