Isha Ambani, who allegedly sparked Reliance Jio’s launch after observing slow internet speeds at home, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, based in Washington.
The Smithsonian board has approved the appointment of Ambani and two others – Carolyn Brehm and Peter Kimmelman – for terms of four years each, effective September 23, the museum said in a statement.
The 17-member Board of Regents, consisting of the Chief Justice of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, three members of the United States Senate, three members of the United States House of Representatives, and nine citizens , is responsible for the administration of the Smithsonian.
Isha will serve a four-year term as one of the youngest members of the board of trustees of the National Museum of Asian Art, which was the Smithsonian’s first dedicated art museum and opened as by Freer Gallery of Art in 1923.
Daughter of the richest man in Asia, Mukesh Ambani, she is director of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (Jio), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries which has activities in the sectors of energy, petrochemicals, textiles. , retail and digital services.
After observing slow internet speeds at home in 2011, in 2016 she spearheaded the launch of Jio, which built an all-IP, all 4G wireless telecommunications service from the ground up, ushering in a revolution digital in India, “the statement said. .
It, he said, has helped it become one of the world’s leading mobile data markets.
Jio is now the largest mobile network operator in India with over 440 million subscribers.
Recently, Ambani was a key negotiator in several deals that led to the injection of over $ 20 billion in global equity to Jio Platforms Ltd, including a $ 5.7 billion deal with Facebook, âhe said.
Isha manages the brand customer experience and marketing for Reliance Retail and Jio. She was also behind the launch of the Ajio.com fashion portal and oversees e-commerce company JioMart which aims to bring the power of e-commerce to small and medium-sized businesses.
She is also director of the Reliance Foundation, India’s largest foundation.
The Reliance Foundation, among others, seeks to protect and promote India’s cultural heritage, elevate Indian art and bring world art to India, the statement said.
Committed to democratizing access to art, Ambani has a deep love for Indian art and a passion for bringing this art to new audiences. She graduated from Yale University and Stanford University and worked as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company in New York, ” he added.
Isha’s vision and passion for the arts should accelerate the Smithsonian’s efforts to make their collections and expertise more accessible and compelling and enable a greater understanding and celebration of Indian and Asian arts and cultures.
Those appointed to the Board of Trustees come to the museum as it prepares for its centenary in 2023 – a landmark celebration and a springboard for the museum’s transformative vision for its next century, which will broaden and deepen its impact and reach. of the museum, both on-site and online.
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