Sunil Bharti Mittal
Chairman & Managing Director of Bharti Group since
Board Director : since: July 1995
Age: 49 years
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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