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Bharti Enterprises is one of India’s

leading business groups with

interests in telecom, agri business,
insurance and retail.
Sunil Bharti Mittal
Sunil started his career at a young age of 18
after graduating from Punjab
University in India and founded Bharti, with a
modest capital, in the year 1976.

 Sunil Bharti Mittal is the Founder, Chairman

and Group.

 CEO of Bharti Enterprises head quartered

at New Delhi.
 Mr. Mittal is currently the President of the
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

 Mr. Mittal is the Honorary Consul General of

the Republic of Seychelles in
New Delhi, India.
“Businessman of the Year,
2002” – Business India

“CEO of the Year, 2002” – World

“India’s Best People CEO, 2004”

– Hewitt Associates

“Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of

the Year, 2004”
“Best Asian Telecom CEO, 2005
– Telecom Asia

“Business Leader of the Year,

2005” - Economic Times

“Asia Pacific CEO of Year, 2006”

– Frost & Sullivan

“Asia Businessman of the Year,

2006” – Fortune
There's a story behind his middle
name. His parents (father, a bania,
and mother, a khatri—Hindu
castes) had an intercaste marriage,
which created a brouhaha at that
time, forcing them to adopt the
surname Bharti. Sunil Bharti
reclaimed the surname Mittal much
later in life.
What's his long-term
"In five years Bharti should be a very large corporation. A
billion-dollar one! Personally, in another seven years, I'd
like to play a larger role in society. No, not politics If I can
be of any use to the government then, I'll be available.
By then the company should run on its own steam.
Empowering people is important. I've had some desires
but no time. I used to fly planes. I'd like to do something
for my intellectual enrichment."
What would he attribute
his success to
"Right from the beginning ours was never a
trading or money-making mentality, but of wanting
to be recognized in our field and to establish a
corporation. We did things never tried before in
India. We are very fair to the people we work with
(suppliers, buyers, staff). We wanted to prove that
even with meager capital we could do bigger
things. Now a corporation, we are working to
make it an institution.
What about his family?
“I have a daughter who's 17 and twin sons who
are 13. I don't get to spend much time with the
family. Everybody has a job to do and I think I
was ordained to do what I'm doing. My family is
supportive, however. Whenever I'm with them I
try to spend some quality time. We have an
occasional holiday. First generation
entrepreneurs always have this problem."
How does he relax?
"I used to play golf before,
now sometimes I play tennis.
But I thrive on my work. For
me, work is love, not stress.
But I won't say there's no
stress. As you come to the top
of the pyramid, the intensity of
competition, of jealousy, is
Any spiritual connection?
“I do some meditation and chanting of
mantras, a little bit of yoga. I exercise in the
mornings. For me spirituality is being good
to people. Having a positive frame of mind
—we've made a virtue of extremely bad
The son of a politician, Sunil Mittal is from the
town of Ludhiana in Punjab. He has built the
Bharti group, along with two siblings, into
India's largest mobile phone operator in just
ten years. The UK based telecommunication
giant, Vodafone and Singapore's SingTel both
own stakes in the recently renamed flagship
company Bharti Airtel. The group also has
partnerships with Axa for insurance and with
the Rothschild family for exporting fruits and
He has been Chairman & Managing Director
of Bharti Group since October 2001 .
Sunil's father, Sat Paul Mittal, an MP,
was always in public life. It was Sunil
who started in business (making cycle
parts in Ludhiana, India) in 1976 at the
age of 18 with borrowed capital of Rs
20,000. Later he started operating from
Delhi and Mumbai, india, mainly
importing and distributing products. In
'83-84 was set up the first company,
Bharti Healthcare, making capsules.
The big break into the telecom
sector happened by accident. In
Mittal's words: "In '83 many imports
were banned, including portable
generators which we were
importing. So we tied up for the
manufacture of push-button
telephones. Our telecom business
is worth Rs 1,2000 million today."
Bharti has recently forayed into the
retail sector with its subsidiary
Bharti Retail. It has also entered
into a joint venture with Wal-Mart
for setting up the supply chain,
logistics and cash and carry to
support the burgeoning retail
market in India
Bharti has grown successfully in
partnership with various leading
companies of the world - Singapore
Telecom, Vodafone, Warburg
Pincus, and British Telecom, to
name a few.
Bharti Group
»Bharti Airtel »Bharti Teletech
»Telecom Seychelles »Bharti Telesoft
»Bharti Del Monte India »Bharti Retail
»Jersey Airtel »Guernsey Airtel
»Bharti Foundation »Bharti Resources

»Bharti AXA General Insurance

»Bharti AXA Life Insurance
»Bharti AXA Investment Managers
Bharti Airtel Ltd
Bharti Airtel Ltd is India's
leading provider of
telecommunications services.
The company has 3 distinct Business
divisions - Mobile, broadband & telephone
services and enterprise services.
Bharti TeleTech Ltd
Bharti Teletech is India’s leading
telecom & allied products company and
is one of the largest manufacturers of
landline telephones in the globe. Bharti TeleTech
Ltd manufactures and exports world-class
telecom equipment under the brand 'Beetel'. The
company’s manufacturing operations are spread
across two ISO-9000 certified plants in Goa and
Ludhiana with an installed capacity of 6 million
telephone units annually upgradeable to 10 mn
Bharti Telesoft Ltd
Bharti Telesoft Ltd delivers best-in-
class, revenue-critical VAS products
and services to telecom carriers.
Bharti Del Monte India Pvt
Bharti Del Monte India (P) Ltd is a
venture between Bharti Enterprises
and Del Monte Foods India Pvt. Ltd, to offer
fresh and processed fruits and vegetables in the
domestic as well as international markets
including Europe, USA and Middle East
Bharti Retail Pvt Ltd
Bharti Retail is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Bharti Enterprises. Bharti
Retail is setting up a chain of multiple
consumer friendly format stores in India which will
be 100 percent owned and operated by Bharti.
Bharti Retail will provide consumers with products
of affordable prices, great quality and wider
choice. The company has launched
neighbourhood format stores called "Easy Day".
The stores are a one stop shop to cater
Bharti AXA General Insurance
Bharti AXA General Insurance is a joint
venture between Bharti Enterprises
and AXA, world leader in financial
protection and wealth management. The
company was incorporated in July 2007 and will
bring to the Indian market a full suite of general
insurance solutions to meet the needs of
businesses and individuals alike
Bharti AXA Life Insurance Com
Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company
Ltd is a joint venture between Bharti
Enterprises and AXA, world leader in
financial protection and wealth management. The
joint venture company has a 74% stake from
Bharti and 26% stake of AXA Asia Pacific
Holdings Ltd (APH).
Bharti AXA Investment Manager

Bharti AXA Investment Managers Pvt.

Ltd., an asset management company in
India, is a joint venture between Bharti
Enterprises, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM)
and AXA Asia Pacific Holdings (AXA APH).
Bharti Resources
Bharti Resources, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Bharti Enterprises, is a
premier end-to-end learning and
development solutions organisation that
specialises in the customer experience arena. It
provides learning solutions that impact business
performance through enhanced employee
productivity, customer profitability and effective
talent transformation.
Jersey Airtel Ltd
Jersey Airtel, a subsidiary of Bharti,
offers world-class mobile services in
Jersey (Channel Islands) over its full
2G, 3G and HSDPA enhanced network. The
Company brings market-leading products and
services to its customers under Airtel-Vodafone
Bharti Foundation
Bharti Foundation was set up in 2000,
with the vision, “To help
underprivileged children and young
people of our country realize their potential”. It
aims to create and support programs that bring
about sustainable changes through education
and the use of technology and information.

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