Isha & Akash Ambani
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani’s twins, son Akash and daughter Isha, were recently inducted into the boards of Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio Infocomm as directors at a board meeting of the two firms. For a few months now Akash has been working towards RIL’s re-entry in telecommunications with Reliance Jio. Isha was a business analyst at McKinsey & Company’s New York office before being inducted in RIL group firms’ board. Akash Ambani did his undergraduate studies at Brown University in the US while younger brother Anant is pursuing studies in the US.
Jai Anmol Ambani
Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani’s elder son Jai Anmol, joined group company Reliance Capital in June this year, is expected to play a larger role in the company in a couple of years. Jai Anmol has a degree from Warwick Business School in the UK, his younger brother, Jai Anshul, is pursuing higher studies in the US.
Shashwat Goenka, son of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group chairman Sanjiv Goenka, has taken charge of Spencer’s Retail chain, making the 23-yearold Wharton Business School graduate the youngest business head of the country’s organised retailing business.
Ashni Biyani – Director, Future Ideas
The first woman in the family to enter the business, Ashni, daughter of Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani, has brought in designled thinking within the group. Ashni graduated as a textile designer and has attended courses on scenario planning at New York’s Parsons School of Design and the Summer Institute of General Management at Graduate School of Business, Stanford.
Tanya Dubash, Nisaba and Pirojsha Godrej
Nandini Piramal is the Executive Director, Piramal Healthcare Limited. Piramal Healthcare is an Indian business conglomerate, which is headquartered in Mumbai. Nandini is responsible for the Over-The-Counter Business of Piramal Healthcare. Ms. Piramal works closely with Mr. Ajay Piramal in taking the business to the next level. She also contributes to Piramal Foundation which conducts sustained community activities in health, education, rural employability and youth empowerment. Prior to her induction on the Board, Ms. Piramal was the General Manager – Strategic Marketing, during which time she was closely associated with the Pharma Solutions Business. She played a key role in implementation of Operational Excellence Projects at the Company’s locations in UK and Canada. She has also been actively involved in due diligence of acquisition and joint venture targets.