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Sunil Bharti Mittal

Sunil Bharti Mittal, CMD Bharti Airtel Group

Chairman & Managing Director of Bharti Group since October 2001

Board Director : since: July 1995

Age: 49 years

Residence: Delhi

Marital Status: Married, 3 children

Sunil B. Mittal is a well-known Indian Telecom King. He is chairman and managing director of Bharti group. Sunil B.Mittal company runs India's largest GSM-based mobile phone service. Son of a politician, he built his Bharti group, along with two siblings, into India's largest mobile phone operator in just ten years. Sunil has always been a pioneer. A first generation entrepreneur, he started his first business in 1976 with a capital investment of Rs 20,000. He initially founded a number of trading concerns, and established the first company to manufacture push button telephones in India. Vodafone and SingTel both own stakes in recently renamed flagship Bharti Airtel. Group also has partnerships with Axa for insurance.

Sunil was one of the first entrepreneurs to identify the mobile telecom business as a major growth area and launched services in the city of Delhi and the National Capital Region in the year 1995. Under his inspiring leadership the company grew organically and inorganically, covering the entire country by providing integrated telecom services.

In his personal capacity, Sunil has received several awards such as:

  • Telecom Person of the Year, Voice & Data, 2006

  • Best Asian Telecom CEO”, Telecom Asia Awards 2005

  • Best CEO, India”, Institutional Investor, 2005

  • Business Leader Of The Year”, Economic Times, 2005

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004”, Ernst & Young


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