Dhirubhai studied in the village school till his
fifth std, and then went to district town of
junagarh for further studies.
Highly intelligent, disliked school lessons and
choose to do physical work instead, passed out
his matriculation exam, but he could not pursue
a bachelor’s degree, due to family problems.
He was foremost in all school boyish pranks, fun,
and was outstanding in outdoor activities.
Life in aden
At the age of 16,he left India for a job in a French
owned Indian operated import-export firm in
At Aden he acquired skills in high seas purchase
n sales, marketing n distribution, currency
There he learnt accounting, book keeping,
preparing shipping bills,dealing with banks
insurance co. etc
Majin commercial cooperation
Ambani returned to India and started “Majin” in
partnership with Champaklal damini in1958.
Majin was to import polyester yarn and export
species to Yemen.
The 1st office of reliance commercial cooperation
was set up in narsinath street in masjid bundar.
It was a 350sqft room, with a telephone, one
table and 3 chairs.
In 1965,dhiru and champaklal ended their
patnership,both had different takes on how to
Reliance textile industries
In 1966 Dhirubhai along with Amit mehra
started the 1st textile mill at Naroda in
He started the brand “vimal”and did
extensive marketing in the interiors of
india,which made it a household name.
The technical team from world bank
commented:”that dirubhai’s reliance is
excellent even by developed country
Introduced an equity cult in india:
In 1977 dhirubhai directly went to the public, to
the small investors with his first public offering of
equity shares of reliance.
More than58,000 investors,from the various parts
of the country subscribed to reliance IPO’S.
Reliance industries was the 1st private company
whose AGM’s were held in stadium’s
In 1984,ambani announced plans for expansion into
chemicals and other high technology sectors.
The group took all the available benefits of govt
policies for expansion & diversification.
Ambani group was sucessful inindustrial fields due
Manpower development programs
Delegation of authority
Offered satisfying working conditions,wages etc.
Kept close watch on marketing operation.
LEAD BY EXAMPLE
ABILITY TO CONVIENCE
STRONG CONVICTION AND AGGRESSIVE
BELIEVED IN CHANGE,UPGRADATION AND
HIGHILY CALCULATATIVE RISK TAKER
AWARDS AND RECONGINITION
1998- he received “the deans medal "by
Wharton school, university of Pennsylvania.
2000, 1998 and 1996– Featured among Power
50-the most powerful people in Asia by Asia
2000- Conferred the ‘Man of the Century’
award by Chemtech Foundation and Chemical
Engineering World in recognition of his
outstanding contribution to the growth and
development of the chemical industry in
2000(DEC)-Felicitated by the Municipal Corporation of
Greater Mumbai with a citation at a civic reception.
2000(MAR)-Conferred the ‘Indian Entrepreneur of the 20th
Century’ award by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of
Commerce and Industries), for his meticulous scripting of one
of the most remarkable stories of business endeavour of the
2002(JULY)-Rated as one of ‘India’s Most Admired CEOs’ for
the fourth consecutive year in the Business Barons – Taylor
Nelson Sofres – Mode Survey
2003(AUG)-Voted India’s ‘Top Businessman’ in the ‘Best of
India’ poll conducted by Zee News
Dhirubhai Ambani was admitted to the Breach Candy
Hospital in Mumbai on June 24, 2002 after he suffered
a major stroke. This was his second stroke.
He died on July 6, 2002, at around 11:50 p.m
His funeral procession was not only attended by
business people, politicians and celebrities but also by
thousands of ordinary people.
His reliance empireis handed over,and carried on by
1. She was born on 24th February,1934.
2.She hailed from a middle class family
and spent her childhood in Jamnagar.
3. Her father Ratilal Patel was the head at
the post office
4. While her mother was a house maker
1. She got married to Dhirubhai
Ambani in 1955
2.Soon after marriage they flew to
The name Kokilaben Dhirubhai
Ambani conjures up images of a
strong-willed, determined woman
who steadfastly stood behind her
husband in all his endeavours and
is believed to have played a major
role in his success.
Behind every successful man, so goes
the saying, there is usually a woman. In
the life of the legendary Dhirubhai
Ambani, that woman was his wife,
Kokilaben. She was his fount of
inspiration and support in a life that
began in extremely trying and modest
circumstances but blossomed into the
greatest ever success story in the
annals of Indian industry.
Encouraged kokila to speak English
Seemed to be a great foodie
Always treated her with pride and dignity
Wanted her to be knowledged about everything.
Following a Stroke in 1986, Ambani
handed over control of Reliance to his
sons Mukesh and Anil.
Dhirubhai Ambani died after a Major
Brain Stroke on July 6, 2002 at Breach
1.November 2004: The private rift
between the brothers becomes
She made a brief declaration that would
turn out be more than a ceasefire on the war
of the brothers. It was the inaugural words
of the partition of an empire. She then
placed the peace treaty at the feet of the
deity, and prayed for her sons who had long
ago lost faith in each other.
After Dhirubhai's funeral, it was
not a happy family, certainly not
happy business. Even though there
was no clear division of ownership,
Mukesh got the Rs.73,164 crore
flagship company with a market
capitalisation of Rs.83,863 crore.
Kokilaben couldn't afford to be a passive
witness to the disintegration of the House that
On December 28, 2004, Dhirubhai's birthday,
Kokilaben did some hard talk. She said:-
Reliance, the brand, shall not be split; You shall
not walk away with cash; You shall not compete
with each other; You shall not allow outsiders
The mother with an iron fist was born. So she came out with a
partition formula: 30 per cent each to Mukesh, Anil and herself;
and 5 per cent to each daughter. It was too smart a plan to please
the sons, for mother and daughters together would remain the
single largest shareholders in the companies managed by Mukesh
She then sought the services of two professionals, JM Morgan
Stanley’s Chairman Nimish Kampani and ICICI Chairman K.V.
Kamath, the trusted banker of Dhirubhai and a family friend. In
January, she asked Kampani to give her an evaluation of the entire
On the morning of June 18,
Kokilaben announced the
bittersweet news of an Empire
Divided, it was Mother's Day in the
hoary history of the Ambani’s.
2. June 2005: Their mother, Kokilaben,
intervenes and splits Reliance Group into 2
The Reliance empire was split
between the Ambani brothers.
Mukesh Ambani getting RIL and
IPCL(Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited & his younger
sibling Anil Ambani heading Reliance
Capital, Reliance Energy and Reliance
Infocomm. The entity headed by
Mukesh Ambani is referred to as the
Reliance Industries Limited
whereas Anil's Group has been
renamed Anil Dhirubhai Ambani
He was born on 19 April 1957 in Aden
He is the richest Indian in the world
He owns India’s biggest company by market value.
He is ranked as the 4th richest person overall on
He is an MBA drop-out from Stanford university.
He is married to Nita Ambani. They have three children.
Eldest being Anant ambani with her twin sister Ishita
ambani and a younger son Akash ambani.
MANAGING DIRECTOR –
HE IS A CHEMICAL
HIS PERSONAL WEALTH
IS US $ 27 BILLION.
DREAMS BIG AND
HE LOVES TO INTERACT
HE ENJOYS HAVING
VADAPAV, GUJARATI AND
NEVER LEAVAES HOME
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT MUKESH?
HE BELIEVES IN BUILDING ,NOT IN BUYING.
HE INITIATED HIS BUSINESS FROM FABRIC TO
PETROCHEMICALS, PETROLEUM REFINING,OIL AND GAS
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION.
SET UP ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLEX
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
INITIATIVES IN THE WORLD- RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
CREATED THE WORLD’S LARGEST GRASSROOTS
PETROLEUM REFINERY AT JAMNAGAR, INDIA.
RELIANCE – BRAN D IMAGE
MAKES 10% OF INDIA’S BENCHMARK
3.6% OF INDIA’S GDP.
MOST VALUED FIRM INDIA.
GLOBAL ENERGY LEADER AND ONE OF THE
LARGEST REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL
PRODUCERS IN THE WORLD.
ON 8TH MAY 1973 IT WAS INCORPORATED IN
LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR ENTERPRISE IN INDIA.
MARKET CAPITALIZATION OF OVER $71 BILLION.
WORLD’S LEADING MANUFACTURER OF POLYSTER.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Ranked 5th best performing CEO in the world by
Harvard Business Review .
IN 2000 HE WAS AWARDED AS YOUNG ENTREPRENUER
OF THE YEAR.
IN 2004 HE GOT THE WORLD COMMUNICATION
IN 2010 HE WAS AWARDED AS BUSINESS LEADER OF THE
M.S. University Confers Degree of
Doctor of Science Honors Cause
MAJOR SUbSIDARIES AND ASSOCIATES
“YOU SEE, ALL THE RIGHT THINGS ARE WRITTEN IN BOOKS
THE TRICK IS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO GAP BETWEEN
WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS AND YOUR VISION; FROM
WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE SHOP-FLOOR AND WHAT IS
GOING IN THE MARKET PLACE.
THAT IS EXECUTION. THAT IS WHAT MAKES DIFFERENCE”
MUKESH AMBANI AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
ALWAYS THINK OUT OF THE BOX.
TO DO THINGS IN UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS.
EMPOWER ORDINARY PEOPLE WITH EXTRA
INVESTMENT IN EXCELLENCE IS INVESTMENT IN
Born on 4th June
Residence - Mumbai ,
Maharashtra , India.
Ambani and Kokilaben
Siblings - Mukesh
Ambani , Nina Kothari
and Dipti Salgaokar.
bollywood actress Tina
Two sons-jai anmol (20
yrs) and jai anshul(17
Wakes up at 4am
Travels by using ‘bell412’
a 13 seater helicopter
bought in (2001)
Works 12 hour in a day.
Marathon runner and
Vegetarian , avoids
known for his
aggressive style of
MBA-University of Pennsylvania, the
Bachelor’s degree-university of Mumbai.
BS- university of Mumbai.
Master’s degree-university of Pennsylvania
, the Wharton school.
ANIL AMBANI Started ‘THE ANIL DHIRUBHAI
AMBANI GROUP’ OR (ADAG) in 2005, after the
business empire got spilt with the Ambani brothers.
The market capitalization of ADAG is around $75
Anil Ambani’s business interests include financial
services, communications, entertainment, energy,
power and the health care.
Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications is one of
the largest telecommunications company in India.
Anil Ambani has around 66%stake in reliance
Former vice chairman – Indian Petrochemicals
Former vice chairman and managing
director(2002-2005) – Reliance Industries
Former director and managing director(2003-
2007) – Reliance Petroleum LTD.
Former chairman – Reliance Infocomm LTD.
Former chairman – Reliance Energy ventures
Former chairman – reliance globalcom LTD.
Chairman – Reliance – (ADAG)
Group chairman and Chief executive officer –
Reliance BIG Entertainment private LTD.
(2005 – Present) – chairman of reliance
communication ltd and chairman of reliance
natural resources limited.
(2006 – Present) – chairman,member of
nomination/remuneration committee and
member of shareholders grievances committee
of reliance communications ltd and reliance
natural resources ltd.
(2007 - Present) – non executive chairman
,member of advisory board and member of
nomination commitee. for reliance infratel
he is also chairman and member of advisory
board of reliance power limited.
Member of the board overseas at wharton
school of the university of pennsylvania.
Member of boards of governer at Indian
institute of technology kanpur and Indian
institute of management,ahmedabad.
Member of the central advisory committee at
Central electricity regulatory commission. In
march 2006, he resigned.
Group of companies
BIF FM 92.7
BIG STAR ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
RELIANCE LIFE INSURANCE
RELIANCE MEDIA WORKS
RELIANCE NATURAL RESOURCES
RELIANCE ANIL DHIRUBHAI AMBANI GROUP
RELIANCE GENERAL INSURANCE
MUMBAI METRO ONE
DELHI AIRPORT METRO EXPRESS
FIBER-OPTIC LINK AROUND THE GLOBE
3RD MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN INDIA(2009)
BY INDIA TODAY POWER LIST.
BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR BY TIMES OF
INDIA IN (2006).
CEO OF THE YEAR BY THE PRESTIGIOUS
GLOBAL ENERGY AWARDS (2004).
MTV YOUTH ICON OF THE YEAR (2003).
THE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE DECADE BY
BOMBAY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (2002).
FIRST WHARTON INDIAN ALUMNI AWARD BY
WHARTON ECONOMIC INDIA FORUM (2001).
BUISNESSMAN OF THE YEAR BY BUISNESS
He pioneered india’s first forays into overseas
capital markets with ipo of global depository
receipts , convertibles and bonds.
According to the forbes’2009 list of the world’s
billionaires , anil ambani is at the 34th position
with a net worth of$10.1 billion.
As of 2011,he is the fourth richest indian with a
personal wealth of $8.8billion, behind Mukesh
Ambani , Lakshmi Mittal , and Azim Premji.
He is a close friend of movie star Amitab
Bachchan and subrata roy.
One of his major
achievements in the
entertainment industry is the
takeover of Adlabs, the
movie production to
distribution to multiplex
company that owns India ’s
He recently topped business
sheet’s “world’s biggest loser”
list of business leaders who
lost money in the late 2000s
Deal / no deal
Rcom was considering a merger deal with south
African telecom company MTN. the deal
however was called off. The deal would have
created $70 billion telecom company.
Reliance power had an IPO in Jan 2008.the IPO
was over subscribed 9 times and was the largest
in India. The IPO raised $3 billion.
Anil bambini ’s reliance big entertainment or
RBE has signed deals with leading production
houses in Hollywood. The value of the movie will
be worth $ 1 billion.
Reliance big entertainment or RBE entered in
to a deal with Amitabh Bachchan and family.
The worth of the deal was Rs1500 crore.
Reliance big entertainment or RBE is in talks
with Steven Spielberg for a possible joint
venture deal where reliance big entertainment
or RBE will invest $600 million in Spielberg's
2G SCAM CONTROVERSY
16 FEB.2011 – Room was interrogated by CBI
and suspected in 2g scam.
Ambani has his company’s stake swan telecom,
one of his biggest beneficiaries of 2g scam.