Sunil Mittal

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Born :October 23 1957 in Ludhiana, Punjab. Ethnicity :Baniya Alma mater :Punjab university. :(Bachelor of economics & political science) Occupation :Founder, Owner Chairman and CEO of Bharti Airtel. Net worth :US $7.7 billion (2009)

Sunil Mittal can be called as originator of cellular phone revolution in India. He is the founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharti Group and runs India's largest GSMbased mobile phone service. He features among the top 10 powerful people in India because in a business where he is competing with Tata, Birla, Ambani and Vodafone, he is the biggest.

Education & Carrier of Sunil Mittal
Sunil Bharti Mittal graduated from Punjab University and is a former student of Harvard Business School. He received the degree of Doctor of Science from the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, and is also an Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) of India.

The journey«.
Sunil Bharti Mittal's father was a M.P. After graduating from Punjab University in 1970s, he set up a small bicycle business in Ludhiana in partnership with his friend. By 1979, Sunil Mittal realized that his ambitions could not be fulfilled in Ludhiana, so he moved out to Mumbai from Ludhiana. He spent a few years in Mumbai and in 1982 and started a full-fledged business selling portable generators imported from Japan. This gave him a chance to acquaint himself with the nitty-gritty's of marketing and advertising. His business was running smoothly but later on the government banned the import of generators as a couple of Indian companies were awarded licenses to manufacture generators locally. In 1986, Sunil Bharti Mittal incorporated Bharti Telecom Limited (BTL) and entered into a technical tie up with Siemens AG of Germany for manufacture of electronic push button phones. Gradually he expanded his business and by early 1990s, Sunil Mittal was making fax machines, cordless phones and other telecom gear.

In 1992, when the Indian government was awarding licenses for mobile phone services for the first time, Sunil Mittal clinched Delhi cellular license. In 1995, Sunil Mittal founded Bharti Cellular Limited (BCL) to offer cellular services under the brand name AirTel. Soon, Bharti became the first telecom company to cross the 2-million mobile subscriber mark. Bharti Cellular Limited also rolled out India's first private national as well as international long-distance service under the brand name IndiaOne.

Awards/Achievements
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ GSMA Chairman's Award (2008); Padma Bhushan (2007); Asia Businessman of the Year, Fortune Magazine (2006); Telecom Person of the Year, Voice & Data (2006); CEO of the year (2005); Best Asian Telecom CEO, Telecom Asia Awards (2005); Best CEO, India, Institutional Investor (2005); Business Leader Of The Year, Economic Times (2005); and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year (2004). ‡ IT Man of the Year Award from Dataquest (2002 ); ‡ CEO Of the Year 2002 Award from World HRD Congress; ‡ Awarded one of the top entrepreneurs in the world for the year 2000; and one amongst the 'Stars Of Asia', by 'Business Week .

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