Founding chairperson of Reliance Foundation Nita Ambani, has added another feather to her cap as she became the first Indian to join the prestigious International Olympic Committee (IOC) on August 4.
She is now a member of the prestigious sports body which governs Olympic sports across the world.
Nita was nominated for the prestigious post back in June 2016 by the members of the IOC Executive Board.
Before Ambani, Randhir Singh, former Secretary-General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) served as an IOC member from India from 2001-2014. He is now an honorary member of the world body.
For the independent selection, there is a different procedure for the recruitment.
Nita Ambani with ISL 2014 marque players Reuters
As founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, Nita in past few years has steered many initiatives in the area of education, sports, health and art, and culture. She is also involved in promoting multiple sports across India.