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Mukesh Ambani to get Eisenhower global leadership award

business Updated: Nov 12, 2010 15:55 IST

Billionaire businessman and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has been selected for the global leadership award by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) next week.

Ambani, one of the richest people in the world, would be presented with the Dwight D Eisenhower Global Award for leadership at a function here on November 17.

US-based BCIU facilitates dialogue and alliances between world business and political leaders. "We are pleased to recognise Ambani's role in fuelling the largest newly industrialised countries through energy and technology and for the possibilities such growth creates for the global economy," BCIU's president Peter Tichansky said in a statement today.

According to the statement, Ambani has built Reliance into the largest private sector enterprise in India and one of the world's most successful companies in the fields of petrochemicals, petroleum, gas exploration and production.

BCIU was established at former US President Eisenhower's initiative in 1955. The innovation award would be given to Kingdom Holding Company's Chairman Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz Alsaud. The citizenship award would be presented to filmmaker Jake Eberts.