Indian Business Leaders

Presented By Vijesh Rajagopal Vinod Raja Sindhuja Santra
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Sunil Bharti Mittal

Chairman and MD of Bharti Group
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PERSONAL INFORMATION
• Born on 23 October 1957 in Ludhiana, Punjab. • 2nd son of Sat Paul & Lalitha Mittal. • Sat Paul Mittal - Member of Parliament (M.P) from Ludhiana, died of cardiac arrest in 1992.
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• Two siblings – Rakesh Mittal, Co-Chairman and Rajan Mittal, Member of Bharti Enterprises. • Married to Nyna and has 3 children – twins Shravin and Kavin and Eiesha Bharti Mittal.

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Education
• Schooling - Wynberg Allen School in Mussoorie and Scindia School at Gwalior. • Graduation – 1976, Bachelor of Arts and Science, from Punjab University, Chandigarh. • Harvard Business School.

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Early Career
• 1st business – Age of 18, making crankshaft for bicycles, with a capital of Rs.20,000. • 1980 – Started Import Enterprise ‘Bharti Overseas Trading Corporation’. • 1981 – Got importing licences. • Imported Suzuki Motor's portable electric-power generators.

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Into Telecom
• 1984 - Started assembling push-button phones in India, replacing the rotary phones. • Started marketing telephones, answering/fax machines under the brand name Beetel. • First push-button phones - 'Mitbro'.

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• 1992 - Successfully bid for one of the four mobile phone network licenses auctioned in India. • Clinched deal with the French telecom group Vivendi.

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Bharti Cellular Limited
• 1994 – Identified mobile telecom business as a major growth area. • 1995 – Formed Bharti Cellular Limited (BCL) to offer cellular services under the brand name AirTel.

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• Bharti - First telecom company to cross the 2-million mobile subscriber mark. • Brought down the STD/ISD cellular rates in India under brand name 'Indiaone'.

• IndiaOne - India’s 1st private national & 10 international long-distance service provider.

• November 2006 - Struck a joint venture deal with Wal-Mart

• July 2006 - Attracted many key executives from Reliance ADAG, NIS Sparta and created Bharti Comtel.

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AIRTEL’S NEW LOGO

•Bharti Airtel - Touched the 200-million subscriber base •New logo - youthful, international, inclusive and dynamic
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Awards and Recognition
• 2005 - CEO of the year, at the Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT awards. • 2005 - Best Asian Telecom CEO, Telecom Asia Awards, Business Leader Of The Year, Economic Times. • 2006 - Telecom Person of the Year, Voice & Data, Asia Businessman of the Year, Fortune Magazine .
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• 2007- Padma Bhushan. • 2008 - Transforming India Leader, NDTV Business Leader Awards. • 2008 - GSMA Chairman's Award. • 2011 - INSEAD Business Leader Award.

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As a Philanthropist
• Bharti Foundations - Works towards educating India. • Has established over 200 schools. • 2009 - list of the world's top 25 philanthropists.

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Interesting Facts
• Personal motto: Always turn conventional wisdom on its head • Leadership style: Empowering the workforce • In his own words, "In business there are no foes, only friends“.
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• Famous Quote: "Us entrepreneurs are like junkies, looking for the next big fix“. • Next in line: His son, Shravin Bharti Mittal. • Little know fact: Turns vegetarian whenever he's on a mission. • Owner of: Lutyen Delhi's biggest mansion. • Fitness mantra: Yoga and golf

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• Home away from home: London and continental Europe • Superstitious about: The number 23. • Interested in: Shooting, gliding, flying and reading books about economics. • Believes in divine intervention. • Loves to move: In a black Mercedes S18

REFERENCES
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http://www.myjourneytobillionaireclub.com/200 http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/sunil-m http://www.businessweek.com/it100/2005/exec http://investing.businessweek.com/research/st

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references

• http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/k • http://business.mapsofindia.com/business-lead

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Thank You

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