ABOUT SUNIL BHARTI MITTAL
October 23, 1957 )
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Punjab University Bachelor of Economics &
Founder, Owner, Chairman and CEO of Bharti
US$7.8 billion (2010)
Eiesha and twins Kavin & Sharvin
ABOUT SUNIL BHARTI MITTAL
From making bicycle parts as a teenager, Sunil Bharti Mittal has come
a long way. Sunil Bharti Mittal Chairman and Group Managing Director,
Bharti Enterprises, has at the age of 43 created a Telecom Giant in India.
Sunil Is An Alumnus Of Harvard Business School India's leading telecom
conglomerate, has been at the forefront of technology and has revolutionized
telecommunications with its world-class brands, products and services. The
company has grown by leaps and bounds from its humble beginnings in the
Today Bharti Airtel has the largest customer base in India
with alliances with companies such as Vodafone and SingTel.In the future his
focus is going to be on providing international mobile services , retail industry
and agriculture.He recently struck a joint venture deal with Wal-Mart ,the
retail giant, for starting retail stores accross India
Sunil has received several awards
Transforming India Leader, NDTV Business Leader
GSMA Chairman's Award 2008.
Padma Bhushan in 2007, from the President of India.
Asia Businessman of the Year, Fortune Magazine 2006.
Telecom Person of the Year, Voice & Data, 2006.
CEO of the year 2005, at the Frost and Sullivan Asia
Pacific ICT awards 2006.
Best Asian Telecom CEO, Telecom Asia Awards 2005.
Best CEO, India, Institutional Investor, 2005.
Business Leader Of The Year, Economic Times, 2005.
A first generation entrepreneur, he started his first
business in 1976 at the age of 18, with a capital investment of Rs 20,000 (U$500)
borrowed from his father. His first business was to make crankshafts for local
In 1980 he sold his bicycle parts and yarn factories and
moved to Mumbai. In 1982, through the power and influence of his father's
position as MP, he acquired an import license in an otherwise closed economy.
He became the exclusive dealer for Suzuki Motors's portable electric-power
generators imported from Japan. The importing of telecom equipment was
banned by the Indian Government as ITI (Indian Telecom Industry ) monopoly
practices & sole OEM for Department of Telecommunication
In 1992, he successfully bid for 1 of the 4 mobile
licenses. He established the first company to manufacture push button
telephones in India. He was one of the first Indian 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
He is superstitious about the number 23, as he was born on the 23rd and
also got married on the 23rd.He also becomes vegetarian before any big venture.
He is opening a Football academy in
Haryana or Goa to help India send a team to
the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
TIE-UP WITH WAL-MART
In November 2006, he struck a joint venture deal with Wal-Mart, the US retail
giant, to start a number of retail stores across India.
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