Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal
Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading conglomerates with diversified interests in telecom, insurance, real estate, agri and food, besides other ventures.
Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company, is amongst the world’s largest telecommunications companies, offering mobile, high speed home broadband, digital TV and B2B services to over 379 million customers across India, South Asia and Africa. Sunil has been the pioneer of the mobile revolution in India.
Sunil is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honors, awarded to individuals for demonstrating distinguished services of high order. Deeply associated with the cause of education, Sunil is on Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, Board of Dean’s Advisors at HBS and Governing Board of the Indian School of Business.
Sunil believes that a responsible corporate has a duty to give back to the community in which it operates. This belief has resulted in Bharti Foundation which is reaching out to approximately 2,00,000 students through over 1,700 schools/centres, engaging 7,100 teachers across 13 Indian states through its initiatives in the education sector. Sunil was ranked among the Top 25 Philanthropists in the World in 2009 by the Barron’s Magazine.