Washington/Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has been inducted on the international advisory board of global think-tank Atlantic Council that has among its members former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew K. Brzezinski and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the company said on Tuesday.
“The Atlantic Council today (March 28) announced the induction of Anil Ambani to its International Advisory Board — a prominent group of global corporate and political leaders,” the Reliance Group said in a statement.
“I am delighted to welcome my good friend and colleague Anil formally to join our team. The Atlantic Council’s presence in South Asia and in particular India is growing at a rapid pace and Anil’s presence on our board could not be more timely,” former Utah Governor and Chairman of the Atlantic Council Jon M. Huntsman said.
“I am delighted to accept Jon’s invitation to join the Advisory Board of Atlantic Council, which is undoubtedly America’s leading and most influential think tank on global strategic affairs. This is a clear recognition by the Council of India’s growing geopolitical influence under Prime Minister Modi’s visionary and transformational leadership,” Ambani said.
The Atlantic Council is a foreign policy think-tank headquartered in Washington, DC.
Among the 10 regional and thematic centres, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Centre manages sustainable and innovative programmes that are focused on fostering development and cooperation.
Other members of the Board include former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt and former NATO Secretary General Geoge Robertson.
Among business leaders, the Board includes Airbus Group CEO Thomas Enders, 21st Century Fox Ceo Rupert Murdoch, Blackstone Group CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman and Lockheed Martin Corporation Chairman Marillyn A. Hewson.