- Sunil Bharti Mittal chosen as the ‘Business Leader of the Year’
- Bharti Airtel chosen as the top telecom company for second year in a row
Sunil Bharti Mittal has been chosen as the NDTV Profit Business Leader of the Year 2007. The award is yet another tribute to his leadership, vision and entrepreneurial spirit that has seen Bharti emerge as one of the top business groups in the country. The award was given away by the Union Finance Minister, Mr. P Chidambaram.
In addition, Bharti Airtel was adjudged as the top company in the telecom category for second year in succession. The honour underlines the Company’s focus on providing world-class services to customers and leading the telecom revolution in the country. The award was received by Akhil Gupta on behalf of Bharti Airtel.
The awards not only honour business organizations that have shown exceptional ability in business performance but are also a recognition of the business houses which have fuelled the Indian economy to currently being among the fastest growing economies in the world.
The NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards followed a stringent six stage nomination and selection process. The distinguished jury for the awards comprised of respected names from the industry such as Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI; Ms. Anu Aga, Director on theThermax’s Board of Directors; Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys; Mr. Kiran Karnik, President, NASSCOM; and NDTV's Chairman, Dr. Prannoy Roy.
Mobile towers are the lifeline of any cellular network. A smooth network depends on uninterrupted and adequate supply of power. In many parts of India, power supply is erratic. Most towers have a diesel generator backup. The telecom industry, with over 2,50,000 towers, is the largest consumer of diesel today.
Bharti Infratel, one of India’s top tower companies, has taken a pioneering step towards replacing diesel generators with solar energy, reducing Co2 emissions by 2.5 tonnes per tower every year.