Board of Directors

  • Anil Ambani

    Shri Anil Ambani, Chairman

    Shri Anil D. Ambani, aged 55 years, is the Chairman of the Company, Reliance Communications Limited, Reliance Infrastructure Limited and Reliance Power Limited. He is also on the board of directors of Reliance Infratel Limited and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Limited. He is the President of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He is a member of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee of Reliance Communications Limited.

    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:

    1. - Wharton Board of Overseers, The Wharton School, USA
    2. - Executive Board, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

    The Prime Minister of India nominated Shri Ambani as the Co-Chair from the Indian side of the India-China CEO Forum in 2011.

  • Amitabh Jhunjhunwala

    Shri Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice-Chairman

    Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, 59, serves as the Vice-Chairman of Reliance Capital. He is one of the Group Managing Directors of Reliance Group, providing financial and strategic inputs to leadership teams of various operating companies in the Group. Mr. Jhunjhunwala is a Chartered Accountant by profession.

  • Rajendra Chitale

    Shri Rajendra Chitale

    Shri Rajendra P. Chitale, 54, a law graduate and an eminent Chartered Accountant, is a Managing Partner of Chitale & Associates (one of India's leading boutique structuring, legal and tax advisory firm) and M. P. Chitale & Co. (one of the India’s leading accounting and consulting firms). He is a member of the Insurance Advisory Committee and the Committee on Investment, Expenditure & ULIP Issues of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA), and has served as a member of the Working Group on Insurance, Pensions, Small Savings, etc., Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission, Government of India, the Company Law Advisory Committee, Government of India, the Takeover Panel of the Securities & Exchange Board of India, Investor Education & Protection Fund Committee, Government of India, the Advisory Committee on Regulations of the Competition Commission of India, and the Maharashtra Board for Restructuring of State Enterprises, Government of Maharashtra.

  • Dr. Bidhubhusan Samal

    Dr. Bidhubhusan Samal

    Dr. Bidhubhusan Samal, 72, Master in Agriculture (Gold Medalist) and doctorate in Economics from Kalyani University, West Bengal. He is also a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Bank Management from the National Institute of Bank Management, Pune. He has more than 30 years of work experience in the field of Banking, Securities Markets and Industrial Finance. He has served as Chairman and Managing Director of Allahabad Bank, Chairman and Managing Director of Industrial Investment Bank of India and as Member of the Securities Appellate Tribunal.

  • Shri V. N. Kaul

    Shri V. N. Kaul

    Shri V. N. Kaul, 72, is a former Comptroller and Auditor General of India who was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2014. He has been Vice Chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, New York, from 2008 to 2011. Prior to his appointment as C&AG, Shri Kaul held senior positions in Government and in the United Nations. In Government he was, inter alia, Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Chemicals and Fertilizers and Coal. Earlier he served as Principal Secretary, Finance and Secretary, Commerce and Industry in Madhya Pradesh. He has served as a director in many private and public sector companies and he has been on the Governing Boards of International Bodies. From 1991 to 1998 he was seconded to the United Nations - ESCAP, Bangkok as Advisor, Trade Policy and Negotiations for Asia-Pacific Region.

    Shri Kaul holds a Masters degree from the University of Delhi and later he was on a Colombo Plan fellowship at the University of Manchester, U.K. He is currently a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group (EPAG), constituted by the Competition Commission of India, to give broad inputs and advice on larger issues impacting markets and competition. He is also a member of the Oversight Committee constituted to advise and oversee the process of monetization of immovable property of Air India.

  • Smt. Chhaya Virani

    Smt. Chhaya Virani

    Smt. Chhaya Virani graduated from Mumbai University with a bachelors’ degree in Arts. She also acquired a bachelors’ degree in legislative laws from the Government Law College in 1976. She is a partner in M/s. ALMT Legal Advocates and Solicitors.

  • Soumen Ghosh (Sam)

    Shri Soumen Ghosh (Sam), Executive Director

    Shri Sam Ghosh is the Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Capital. He joined the company in April 2008. Before joining Reliance Capital, Sam was the Regional CEO of Middle East and India Sub Continent region of Allianz, a German insurance company. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Bajaj Allianz Life and General Insurance.

    Prior to that he was involved in setting up operations for Allianz in South East Asia. He spent ten years in Australia in various capacities with Allianz from CFO to managing subsidiary companies as well as setting up operations in the Pacific Rim. Sam Ghosh is a Chartered Accountant from England and a Mechanical Engineer.