RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Industries, or RIL, Chairman Mukesh Ambani topped the list of most talked-about CEOs in July as well. He was in the news mostly over the leaked Comptroller and Auditor General, or CAG, draft report, which criticised the oil ministry and the Director General of Hydrocarbons for their role in approving Reliance's KG-D6 field cost, as well as over BP buying a stake in RIL's oil and gas assets. Issues such as the tumbling stock price of RIL and Ambani's reported remarks calling upon business houses to adopt an Indianised approach to corporate social responsibility also made headlines.
N.R. Narayana Murthy received the highest favourable mentions in the media, mostly felicitations before his retirement, while all the four key accused in the 2G scam were again in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.