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Mukesh Ambani to advise British Asian Trust on India projects

India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has been appointed chairman of the Indian Advisory Council of the British Asian Trust.

 

The billionaire owner of India’s Reliance Industries was invited to take up the post by Prince Charles, according to an official statement by the BAT.

 

The Indian Advisory Council provides in-country insight on projects undertaken by the British Asian Trust.

 

The BAT was established by the heir to the throne in 2007 and is manned by several leading British Asian business leaders.  

 

The Trust invests in a string of charities fighting poverty on the sub-continent.

 

On his new appointment, Mr Ambani said: "I am greatly honoured by this appointment and to be actively involved in realising the vision of the Prince of Wales. It is a privilege to be working with an organisation that understands the importance of genuine impact and sustainability.

 

"I am confident that the work we will undertake together will make a lasting and a big difference", he added.

 

Ambani will join dignitaries like Arif Naqvi, founder and CEO of Abraaj Capital and chair of the BAT's Pakistan Advisory Council, and Tom Singh, founder of New Look Fashion and chair of the BAT's UK Advisory Council.

 

Mr Ambani will advise on a range of charitable projects undertaken by the BAT, including initiatives tackling child abuse and discrimination against women.

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