Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, human rights lawyer Indira Jaising and architect Balkrishna Doshi are among Fortune magazine’s ‘fifty greatest leaders’ of 2018. The issue, which was released yesterday, featured the three Indians at the 24th, 20th and 43rd places respectively.
Renowned human rights lawyer and founder of Lawyers Collective, Indira Jaising has been ranked at number 20 in Fortune’s ’50 Greatest Leaders’ of 2018. Writing about Ms Jaising, Fortune stated, “When the poorest in India need a voice, they find one in Jaising, a lawyer who has dedicated her life to battling injustice.”
61-year-old Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited or RIL has been ranked 24th among Fortune’s list of 50 Greatest Leaders in the world. The magazine attributed this to his Reliance Jio initiative. Fortune stated that Mukesh Ambani had “in less than two years, brought mobile data to the masses and completely upended the country’s telecom market.”
She has fought on behalf of victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, helped Syrian Christian women in India win property rights equal to their male counterparts’, and helped draft India’s first domestic violence law. Architect Balkrishna Doshi is the third Indian in the list published in the American magazine. Ranking Mr Doshi at 43, Fortune said he is the winner of architecture’s highest honour this year – the Pritzker Prize – and has spent the bulk of his 70-year career championing accessible housing, earning the nickname of “the architect for the poor.”