Empowering The Future
I was born in the mid 80’s. Though my parents adored me to no end, they made sure that I grow up with the best of life values, and often emphasised on the merits of living a simple life and of being in service of others. As a result, I grew up equally valuing education, sports and arts. I studied International Business from Regent’s Business School, London and completed MBA with specialization in Corporate Law and Public Relations Management from National Institute of Management.
I also grew up to be enthusiastic and experimental, and tried out new things in every new phase in my life. However, I was more inclined towards activities pertaining to sports, wildlife and travel. However, what drives me the most is taking up projects that help me work for the society. Fortunately, my position as the President, Corporate Affairs at Reliance Industries Limited allows me to work in this regard as a part of the organisation’s CSR activities.
Reliance Industries Limited
The motto “Growth is Life” aptly captures the ever-evolving spirit of Reliance. RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and telecommunications. In each of these areas, RIL is committed to innovation-led, exponential growth. It’s vision has pushed it to achieve global leadership in many of the businesses – including it’s position as the largest polyester yarn and fibre producer in the world. Reliance Industries Limited is a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India.
As Reliance sets sights on even more ambitious goals, it remains inspired and guided by the story and philosophy of founder chairman Dhirubhai Ambani. Hailing from modest means, he followed his dream to create India’s largest company. Reliance as an organisation has adopted this ethos of converting adversity into opportunity and making the impossible possible by challenging conventional wisdom.
It’s ultimate aim has always been – and will always be – to touch the lives of people in a positive way.
Reliance Group Support Services Private Limited
I have had opportunities to associate myself with Reliance Industries Limited, one of the most respected corporates of the country, in various capacities since 2010. Currently, as a Director of Reliance Group Support Service Pvt Ltd, I shoulder responsibilities pertaining to all kinds of non-technical departments like finance, accounts, procurement of contracts, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and such. But most of all, I take pride in the work done over customizing the security solutions.
Fine Tech Corporation Private Limited
Fine Tech Corporation Private Ltd provides is a pioneer in the sector in providing solutions and support related to commercial transactions and manpower supply. Taking up turnkey projects, the firm has a well established record of delivering quality manpower and other support services so as to ensure timely delivery of the project. As a Director of the organisation, I have always tried pushing the envelope and strengthen the foothold the company has in this sector.
Dwarka Devsthan Samiti
Registered under Bombay Public Trust, the operations, maintenance and the infrastructural development of Dwarka Devsthan Samiti come under the purlieu of Government of Gujarat, which is its sole trustee. To undertake these responsibilities, Gujarat Government has appointed a committee that looks after the daily affairs, and the developmental work of the Jagat Mandir and its surroundings. The government has entrusted me with the post and responsibilities of the Vice-Chairman of this committee, considering my contribution towards the development of Dwarka as a Group Senior Vice President of Reliance Industries Limited. In the time I have been a part of this committee, I have strived to streamline operations apart from prioritising the developmental work considering the increasing number of pilgrims that visit Dwarka to pay their respects and, the domestic and international tourists that visit Dwarka for its scenic beauty, architecture, and historical, mythological, religious and spiritual significance.
Shri Shardapeeth Vidya Sabha, Dwarka
Located within the premises of the Dwarka Temple, Shardapeetham is the first amongst the four cardinal Peeths set up by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. It runs an educational society, an arts college and a Sanskrit Academy, which prepares scholars for doctorates in Sanskrit and Indology. I was appointed as a trustee of this society and have been a part of the strategic decisions making processes since then.
Sudama Setu Seva Society Dwarka
Sudama Setu is a cable-stayed, suspension bridge over the Gomti river in Dwarka. This Laxman Zula type pedestrian bridge connects the Gomti Ghat behind the Jagat Mandir and Panchnad Tirth, on the other bank. It has been built by Reliance Industries Limited, in collaboration with the Gujarat Tourism Department and Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board. The Sudama Setu Seva Samiti is a body that was established with the intent to look after its operations and maintenance, and I, as the Vice-Chairman, am responsible for the overall supervision of the committee and for taking initiatives that would help facilitate pilgrims and tourists during their visits in any way possible.
Gujarat Cricket Association
Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) is the governing body for cricket in Gujarat with ten districts and a union territory under its wings. Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Bharuch, Surat, Valsad (Bulsar), Gandhinagar, Banaskantha, Panchmahals, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli come under GCA’s jurisdiction. GCA is a permanent member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). My priority is to complete our Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi’s dream project, the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera, Ahmedabad, and make it the most sought after cricketing venue in the world.
Our honourable Home Minister Shri Amit Shah as former President of GCA, Shri Parimal Nathwani as former Vice President and Shri Jay Shah as former Joint Secretary of GCA have worked hard to bring to 90% completion stage this upcoming world’s largest stadium at Motera. My first endeavour is to complete this project along with assistance from all other GCA committee members.
Vadodara Marathon is an initiative that strives to work for the betterment of the health of the people. This Marathon (42.4 km run) is a prestigious event organised in Vadodara annually. As a Board Member, I have initiated events and campaigns that create awareness among people about health and fitness, National initiatives like Swachcha Bahrat Abhiyan and social causes like women empowerment.
Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation
The autonomous body, set up in 1982 by the Forests & Environment Department, of Government of Gujarat, is governed by a Board of Governors chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat. It works towards generating love for & promote knowledge of ecology, ecosystems, environment and natural history among children, youth and common public. The foundation also aims to initiate and facilitate scientific researches & studies for conservation of natural resources and to promote all branches of natural history actively engaged in biological research and allied activities. It also establishes, manages and promotes wilderness areas, museums, parks and other repositories of animals and plants, living or dead. The autonomous body is also engaged in breeding of endangered species of plants and animals and reintroduction of the same in the wild, if possible. As a member of Board of Governors, I have been working towards the organisation’s objectives as I believe that creating an ecological balance is the need of the hour given the way that the scales have tipped adversely in the past few decades.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Gujarat
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000+ young & dynamic business owners with 157 chapters in 48 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst in enabling entrepreneurs to learn, grow and achieve greater success in business and beyond. As a member of this prestigious organisation, I have had a chance to interact with young and dynamic entrepreneurs. In the past few years, I have applied my learnings from these interactions in various organisations. These interactions have also helped me fulfil my responsibilities in a better manner.
Governing Board of GLS University
GLS University was established in 2015, with the objective of providing an ideal and creative learning environment, and continuing Gujarat Law Society’s tradition of excellence in education. The parent body GLS was established in 1927 and has been one of the largest and oldest educational institutions in the State of Gujarat. In the years that I have been associated with the institution, I have helped bring ease of communication across the hierarchical chain, streamline operations and have given inputs regarding the future endeavours of the institution.
Jamnagar Jilla Traffic Education Trust, Jamnagar
Cities & Towns across the world are facing one common problem – ‘Traffic congestion’. This is an area which affects almost all people. It is a challenging task to streamline traffic issues since the solutions are varied in nature with complex degree of actions – right from changing mindsets of people and their traffic sense to adherence to traffic rules and their perception about road safety. I, as a trustee, along with the forum influence the decisions about city planning in order to pave way for the long term solutions for a number of traffic issues.