Sunil Bharti MITTAL

     ICC Chairman

Sunil Bharti Mittal became Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce on 1 July 2013 and was elected as ICC Chairman in 2016.

He is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, which has interests in telecom, retail, realty, financial services and agri-products. Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company, is a global telecommunications company with over 300 million customers across South Asia and Africa. Bharti has joint ventures with several global leaders: Singtel, SoftBank, AXA and Del Monte.

Mr Mittal also serves on the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade and Industry, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, the Telecom Board of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, and the Singapore Prime Minister’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. He has been appointed by the Prime Minister of India as Co-Chair of the IndiaAfrica Business Council and India-Sri Lanka CEO Forum as well as member of the India-US, India-UK and India-Japan CEO Forums. Earlier, he served as President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (2007-2008), the premier industry body in India. Mr Mittal is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian awards. He has also received the INSEAD Business Leader for the World Award 2011 and the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award 2011 for “Corporate Conscience”. Earlier, he was awarded the Global Economy Prize 2009 from The Kiel Institute, Germany and the US-India Business Council’s Global Vision Award 2008. He has received the GSM Association Chairman's Award for 2008. He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Mr Mittal is on Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School and the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business. He is also a Trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Foundation Endowment.

Mr Mittal believes that a responsible corporation has a duty to give back to the community in which it operates. This belief has resulted in the Bharti Foundation, which operates 254 schools as well as remedial centers and renders quality support to government schools, providing holistic education to over 50,000 under-privileged children in rural India. Mr Mittal was ranked among the Top 25 Philanthropists in the World in 2009 by 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.