Mukesh Ambani Speaks About A Connected World At WEF

Today, staying connected and reaching out to the word, is of paramount importance. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the country’s largest conglomerate that has made its presence felt globally, successfully tapping opportunities across the world and associated with a number of international companies, wants everybody to have a similar approach.

Manifesting the company’s alliance to WEF network of young achievers –the Global Shapers Community, Mukesh Ambani, India’s most powerful business magnate in his speech, spoke about the changing world and the high need to stay connected. About the transition phase, he mentioned that the world would be a close- knit community where around seven billion will be connected, completely in contrast to a scenario where no one was connected, some years back. He also said that he was excited to be associated with this initiative not only in India but also across the world.

Reliance Industries is associated with the Global Shapers Community, one of the multi- stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum, a network of city-based hubs by young individuals who are passionate about bringing a change in the society. They exist in around 205 cities and have around 1700 young leaders below the age of 30. Speaking about it in the ‘Meeting Million expectations,’ he mentioned that Global Shapers Community is special to him and others at Reliance who believes that this could highly benefit a country like India that has a huge young population. He also believes that with support from companies like Reliance and Coco- Cola, the initiative will garner huge popularity and could bring in tremendous change, especially in developing countries.

Mukesh Ambani was elected as the Member of Board on World Economic Forum on August 27, 2010. The foundation board has veterans from fields including politics, business, academia, and civil society, resonating with the mission to introduce a better state of the world, and can contribute immensely to make the agenda come true. In the year 2011, he, in his speech, called India a land of billion opportunities and not problems , and mentioned that the government must increase its pace to match up to the private sector.

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