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Nita Ambani: The only current active individual member of the International Olympic Council (IOC) from India

The First Indian Woman Member of the IOC
  • Founder chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was elected as an individual member of International Olympic Committee on 05.05.2016. She became the first Indian woman to join the prestigious body which governs Olympic sports in the world.
  • After being nominated in June by the IOC Executive Board, Nita was elected by IOC members at the 129th Session of the world body in Rio de Janeiro on 06.08.2016. 52-year-old Nita is the only current active individual member of the IOC (International Olympic Council) from India and she will serve at the high-profile world body until she attains the age of 70.
About Nita Ambani 
  • Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries. She is married to Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani. She is also an art collector and owner of Mumbai Indians. 
  • Ambani has received numerous honors including a place in the 2016 edition of both the most influential women business leaders in Asia list by Forbes and the fifty high and mighty Indians list by India Today. She is the first Indian woman to become member of IOC (International Olympic Committee).


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