People: Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.BO)
7 Mar 2014
Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is Independent Non-Executive Director of Reliance Industries Limited. Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, an eminent scientist, is a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He is the National Research Professor and also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institute from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 scientists. Formerly, Dr. Mashelkar was the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for over eleven years. He was also the President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA). He is the only third Indian Engineer to have been elected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He is Foreign Associate of National Academy of Science, USA (2005), Foreign Fellow of US National Academy of Engineering (2003), Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996) and Fellow of American Academy of Arts & Science (2011). Thirty universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, which include Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi. He has won over 50 awards and medals from several bodies for his outstanding contribution in the field of science and technology. He is the only scientist so far to have won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award (1998) and the Star of Asia Award (2005) at the hands of George Bush Sr., the former President of USA. The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991) and with Padmabhushan (2000), which are two of the highest civilian honours in recognition of his contribution to nation building. He is a Director of Tata Motors Limited, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Thermax Limited, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited, IKP Knowledge Park, Piramal Enterprises Limited (formerly Piramal Healthcare Limited) and several private limited companies. He is also a Director of Reliance Gene Medix Plc. (company incorporated outside India).
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