Mukesh Ambani in WEF board

Mukesh Ambani in WEF board

Geneva: The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum elected Reliance Industries Ltd. chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani to the board on Thursday.

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum said, “We are honoured to have Mukesh Ambani as a member of the Foundation Board. He will bring an extraordinary level of business acumen and his commitment to the ideals of the forum. He has played a key role, especially related to the integration of India into all our activities."

The Foundation Board also elected two other distinguished Members to the board: Ben J. Verwaayen, chief executive officer, Alcatel-Lucent, France; and Zhu Min, special adviser, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC, and a former deputy governor with the People’s Bank of China.

The Foundation Board is composed of leaders from business, politics, academia and civil society.