Sunil Bharti Mittal - Entrepreneur Profile

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Sunil Bharti Mittal, born October 23, 1957 is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman and managing director of the Bharti group. The $4.5 billion turnover company runs India's largest GSM-based mobile phone service.

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.The son of a politician, Sunil Mittal is a Punjabi. He has built the Bharti group, along with two siblings, into India's largest mobile phone operator in just ten years.15 years back, his company, Bharti Telecom, was a manufacturer of telephones of the push-button variety, and made its money by supplying to the Department of Telecommunications (DOT). Detractors allege that it was the family's political connections that helped it land the DOT contract.


IT Man of the Year Award 2002 from Dataquest CEO Of the Year, 2002 Award from World HRD Congress. Today, Sunil Mittal runs a successful empire with a market capitalization of approximately $ 2 billion and employing over 5,000 people. He has been honored with several awards. Sunil Bharti Mittal was chosen as one of the top entrepreneurs in the world for the year 2000 and amongst 'Stars Of Asia', by 'Business Week'.

First generation entrepreneur.

Education: Sunil a former student of Harvard Business School, graduated from Punjab University. He had shown an interest in business even from his teenage days.

Previous trading experience: Started off as an entrepreneur immediately after graduation, trading in various merchandises.

Skills required: Hands on behavior, Risk taking behavior, futuristic, innovative,...

... middle of paper ... They've also given Rs 200 million to IIT Delhi for building a Bharti School of Technology and Management. You must give back what you take. Bharti Enterprises joined hands with the All India Football Federation and pumped in over a hundred crore rupees to help the country attain global standards in the sport. Bharti signed a MoU with the AIFF, which aims to create a comprehensive National Football Development Programme and working for globalisation of Indian football, in an attempt to make it to a World Cup finals. As a first step, the telecom company will start a world-class football academy, to be named 'Bharti-AIFF Academy' with an investment of more than Rs.100 crores, to be set-up either in Haryana or Goa. Mr. Mittal said he wants a "football revolution" in the country and is ready to invest "any amount of money" necessary for providing a world-class academy.
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