Akash Ambani, head of India’s largest telecom firm Jio, has been named in the TIME100 Next — the magazine’s list of world’s rising stars. He is the only Indian on the list.
Akash was promoted in June 2022 as the chairman of Jio, India’s largest telecom company, with over 426 million subscribers.
“The scion of Indian industrialist royalty, Akash Ambani was always expected to rise in business. But he has been putting in hard work,” TIME said about him.
Born on 23 October, 1991, Akash is the eldest son of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani. He did his schooling at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School and then graduated from Brown University with a major in Economics. He is married to Shloka Mehta, the daughter of a Mumbai-based diamond trader and jeweller, and the couple have a son, Prithvi.
“He’s played a key role landing multibillion-dollar investments from Google and Facebook,” TIME said.
The list highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and activism, according to TIME.