Entry in the IOC 2016
Born 01 November 1963
Nita Ambani




Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University; Diploma in Early Childhood Education


Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation (2010-); Board Member of Reliance Industries (2014-); Board Member of East India Hotels (2011-); Owner of Mumbai Indians cricket team (2008-); Founder and Chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School (2003-); President of Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre (2014-); Board of Visitors of MD Anderson Cancer Centre (2014-); Advisory Board Member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Centre for Global Health (2014-)

Sports administration

Founder and Chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited. Nita has shown extraordinary commitment to developing sports talent at the grassroots level across various sports. The grassroots programmes in sports that she has initiated have reached over three million children – across cricket, football and basketball. She leads a grassroots football programme to identify and develop talent from all over India that reached over half-a-million children in the very first year and is estimated to reach out to another half-a-million children in the second year. Similarly, the Reliance Foundation Jr NBA Programme has reached out to nearly two million children across 2,200 schools across 18 cities in India

Member of other associations

Brand Ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (“Clean India Campaign”) (2014-)

Awards and distinctions

Honorary Doctoral Degree (D. Litt) in recognition of her contributions to the social sector, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya (SCSVMV University) Kanchipuram (2013); Entrepreneur of the Year award conferred by the All India Management Association (AIMA) (2015); Most Powerful Women in Indian Business award conferred by Business Today for her visionary leadership in many path-breaking initiatives, positively impacting millions of lives (2015); India Today ranks her 25th in its Power List of 50 Indians, recognising her work in the areas of sports and the social sector; Forbes Magazine ranks her amongst Asia's 50 Most Powerful Woman (2016)

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2016-2017), Olympic Channel (2017-2021), Olympic Education (2017-); Culture and Olympic Heritage (2020-); Digital Engagement and Marketing Communications (2022-)