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Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman
Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises and the Chairman of Bharti Airtel. Bharti Enterprises is one of India's leading business groups with interests in telecom, retail, realty, financial services and agri-products. Bharti Airtel is the flagship company of Bharti Enterprises, which is among the leading global telecom company with operations in India, South-Asia and Africa with over 260 million customers and a market capitalization of over US$ 24 billion. Bharti has joint ventures with several global leaders: Singtel, Wal-Mart, AXA and Del Monte.

Sunil started his career at 18 after graduating from Punjab University in India in 1976 and founded Bharti. Today, at 55, he heads a successful enterprise which employs over 30,000 people.

Sunil has been recognized with the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards. He has also been conferred the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for 2009. He is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade & Industry. Sunil has served as the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the premier industry body in India (2007-08). He also serves on the Board of Directors of Unilever PLC, Unilever NV and SoftBank, Japan.

Sunil has been awarded the INSEAD Business Leader for the World Award 2011 and the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award 2011 for "Corporate Conscience". He has earlier received the Global Economy Prize 2009 by The Kiel Institute, Germany and the US-India Business Council also honored him with the 'Global Vision' Award 2008. Sunil has received the GSM Association Chairman's Award for 2008. In 2006, he was chosen Asia Businessman of the Year by Fortune and Asia Pacific CEO of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. He has been named Business Leader of the Year by several important media houses, including The Economic Times, Business Standard, and NDTV. Sunil was the Ernst &Young; Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004. He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Sunil was the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2007 and is a member of its International Business Council. He is a member of several premier international bodies – Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Reuters Editorial Advisory Board, Singapore's Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council, Telecom Board of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the leading UN Agency and also a Commissioner of the Broadband Commission at ITU. He is a member of the India-US CEO Forum, the India- UK CEO Forum and India Japan Business Leaders Forum. He is also the Co-Chair of the India-Africa Business Council and the India-Sri Lanka CEO Forum, appointed by the Prime Minister of India.

Sunil is associated with several academic institutions - member of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business; member of the Governing Body of London Business School, member of Harvard University's Global Advisory Council and the Dean's Advisory Board of Harvard Business School.

Sunil has been conferred with the degree of Doctor of Civil Law (Honoris Causa) by Newcastle University, UK, Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by the University of Leeds, UK, Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology. He is an Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA.

Sunil believes that a responsible corporate has a duty to give back to the community in which it operates. This belief has resulted in Bharti Foundation, which is operating 254 schools catering to over 38,000 under-privileged children in rural India. Sunil was ranked among the Top 25 Philanthropists in the World in 2009 by the Barron's Magazine. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Qatar's Education Above All Foundation, an initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
Gopal Vittal, JMD & CEO (India)
Gopal Vittal is the Joint Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bharti Airtel – India.

In his role as the CEO of country’s largest private integrated telecom operator, he is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel’s India operations.

He moves into this role from Bharti Enterprises where he was the Group Director - Special Projects (April 2012 - Feb 2013). In this capacity, he worked towards formulating and supporting Airtel’s International strategy and data expansion.

Prior to this he was at Hindustan Unilever, where he was heading the US$3.5bn Home and Personal Care Division. During the various global and national responsibilities he held during his 20 years stint at Unilever, Gopal gathered a wealth of experience in assimilating the consumer mind set, managing operations efficiently, winning with the customer, building brand and innovating to secure market leadership.

As Director - Marketing at Bharti Airtel from 2006 to 2008, he had made significant contribution towards driving revenue growth, market leadership and building Airtel as an iconic brand.

Gopal is an alumnus of Madras Christian College and has completed his MBA from IIM, Kolkata.
Manoj Kohli , Director & CEO (International)
Manoj Kohli is the Managing Director & CEO (International), Bharti Airtel. Manoj leads the international strategy & vision and is also responsible for leading the Africa operations (17 countries), which Bharti Airtel acquired in June 2010. He is also responsible for leading the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh operations. Manoj has spearheaded the turnaround and transformation that is unprecedented in the African telecoms sector in the 17 Africa operations covering Networks, IT, BPO, Distribution and Brand and led new initiatives of 3G and Airtel Money in all markets. He is a Director on the Board of Bharti Airtel. Prior to becoming Managing Director and CEO (International) and, Manoj held multiple roles as CEO (International) & JMD, CEO & JMD, President & CEO, President of Mobile Services business at Bharti Airtel since 2002. Before moving to Africa, Manoj led Bharti Airtel's India operations for 8 years and grew the customer base from 1 million to 140 million. Prior to joining Bharti Airtel, Manoj was Executive Director and CEO for Escotel, which he led for over 5 years. Manoj is a member of the Board of GSM Association (GSMA) and is also a member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Management Studies and has been awarded the "Best Alumni Award" by SRCC, Delhi University. Manoj holds degrees in Commerce, Law and an MBA from Delhi University.

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