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Akash Ambani Named Reliance Jio Chairman

RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani stepped down as the Reliance Jio's director.

Mumbai: Buisnessman Mukesh Ambani with his son Akash Ambani and grandson Prithvi Akash Ambani during Arangetram ceremony of Radhika Merchant at Jio World Centre, in Mumbai, Sunday, June 5, 2022. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Akash Ambani was on Tuesday named the chairman of Reliance Jio as industrialist Mukesh Ambani stepped down as the company’s director. Mukesh Ambani will continue to be the Chairman of Jio Platforms Ltd, the flagship company that owns all Jio digital services brands including Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Akash Ambani is a graduate from Brown University with a major in Economics.

According to an official statement, Akash has been closely involved with the creation of the digital ecosystem around Jio’s 4G proposition. He was also involved with a team of engineers in inventing and launching an India-specs focussed Jiophone in 2017.

“He personally led the key acquisitions made by Jio in the digital space in the last few years and has also been keenly involved with development of new technologies and capabilities including AI-ML and blockchain,” the statement read.