Billionaire Mukesh Ambani has been ranked first among all Indians and second globally in the Brand Guardianship Index 2024 compiled by Brand Finance. The chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd overtakes the likes of Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and Google’s Sundar Pichai to be ranked No.2 globally only behind Tencent’s Huateng Ma. Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran is ranked at No.5, up from No.8 in the 2023 ranking. He is followed by Anish Shah of Mahindra & Mahindra at No.6 and Infosys’ Salil Parekh at No.16.
According to the publication, the Brand Guardianship Index is a global recognition of CEOs, who are building business value in a sustainable manner, by balancing the needs of all stakeholders – employees, investors, and the wider society.