RIL seeks extending Mukesh Ambani’s term by 5 years

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jun 2018 11:09:41




RELIANCE Industries has sought shareholders’ nod to give Mukesh Ambani another five years as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Ambani, 61, has been on the board of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) since 1977 and was elevated as Chairman of the company after the death of his father and group patriarch Dhirubhai Ambani in July 2002. The company has in a shareholder notice for the 41st Annual General Meeting to be held on July 5 in Mumbai, moved a resolution to re-appoint Ambani “for a period of five years, on expiry of his present term of office, i.e. with effect from April 19, 2019”.

The notice said he would be paid an annual salary of Rs 4.17 crore and Rs 59 lakh of perquisites and allowances. Retirement benefits are not included in the overall ceiling of remuneration. He would also be entitled to receive bonus based on net profits and “expenses incurred for travelling, boarding and lodging, including for spouse and attendant(s) during business trips and provision of car(s) for use on company’s business and communication expenses at residence shall be reimbursed at actuals and not considered as perquisites,” it said.

Also, “the expenses, as may be borne by the company for providing security to Shri Mukesh D Ambani and his family members shall not be considered as perquisites and accordingly, not to be included for the purpose of computation of the overall ceiling of remuneration,” the notice said. After Dhirubhai Ambani’s demise on July 6, 2002, Mukesh was elected Chairman and MD of RIL, while younger brother Anil was elected Vice Chairman and MD.