Reliance Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s son Akash will tie the knot with diamantaire Russel Mehta and Mona Mehta’s daughter Shloka on Saturday. The wedding is expected to be attended by high-profile names from across the globe. The high powered guest list will include former and current heads of states, leading Indian and global businessmen, heads of global investment banks and members of the various governments.
Tony Blair will be among the leading heads of state to attend the event and will make it to the ceremony with wife Cherie Blair. Veronique De Kepper, who is a Member of the European Parliament, will make it to Mumbai for the wedding festivities. Eric Cantor, a US politician and former US Trade Representative, the oil minister of Saudi Arabia, Khalid Al Falih and diplomat and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Mrs BK Moon will be present at the wedding. From India, ministers from the current government, namely Piyush Goyal and Suresh Prabhu will be in attendance. Piyush Goyal will be joined by his wife Seema Goyal. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, his wife Amruta Fadnavis and Congress leader and former Trade Minister Anand Sharma too are on the guest list.
Leading Indian and global businessmen will make their presence felt at the grand celebrations. Google’s Sundar Pichai will be at the function along with his wife Anjali Pichai. Samsung’s JY Lee, Netflix founder Reed Hastings, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey, the chairman at Dow Chemical Andrew Liveris, Sr MD of Saudi Aramco Ahmed Al-Subaey will attend the wedding too. Among leading Indian businessmen attending the wedding are N Chandrasekaran, the Chairman of Tata Sons, along with his wife Lalitha and Swati Piramal and Ajay Piramal from the Piramal Group.
From the world of finance, significant investment bankers from across the globe will grace the occasion. CEO Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Brian Moynihan, Yasir Al-Rumaiyan, the head of Saudi Public investment fund, Purna Saggurti, the Chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking, BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley's Michael Grimes and wife Mrs Grimes will mark their presence.
Among other names attending the grand wedding is star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali Tendulkar. As part of the celebrations and ahead of Akash and Shloka's wedding ceremony on Saturday, Mukesh and Nita Ambani distributed 50,000 boxes of sweet to police personnel in the city.