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Mumbai based Mukesh Ambani honored with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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United Based Chemical Heritage Foundation honored the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani with prestigious Othmer Gold Medal for his entrepreneurial leadership


  • Expansion of India’s petroleum refining industryMukesh Ambani
  • Generation of the Jamnagar Refinery in Gujarat – the largest grassroots petroleum refinery in the world
  • Major initiatives in oil and gas exploration

Awarded during the occasion of the Heritage Day of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF)

Presented by:

  1. Carsten Reinhardt, President & CEO of CHF
  2. Raj Gupta, Chairman of Delphi Automotive (formerly Chairman, President & CEO of Rohm and Hass)

Venue: Philadelphia, United States of America.

After the award Ceremony, Ambani had dinner with Tom Ridge, Pennsylvania Governor and Former Secretary of Security.

About Chemical Heritage Foundation:

Established in 1997

Award: Othmer Gold Medal

Purpose: To honor excellent contributions to the Chemical and Scientifice Heritage through outstanding activity in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Research, Education, Public Understanding, Legislation and Philanthropy

The award being honored to commemorate Donald Othmer who was noted researcher, Consultant, Editor, Engineer, Inventor, Philanthropist, Professor and Co-editor of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

The medal is presented annually and co-sponsored by the CHF and its four affiliated organisations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Chemists’ Club
  • Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section)