Rakesh Bharti Mittal is the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri business, financial services, retail, cash and carry, realty, telecom software and communication & media devices.
Rakesh is the Chairman of Bharti Infratel, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Bharti AXA General Insurance, FieldFresh Foods and Beetel Teletech. He is also on the Boards of Bharti Ventures, Bharti Enterprises and other group companies.
Rakesh is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) since 1999. He is the Chairman of CII National Council on Agriculture since 2009. He has served as the Chairman of several National Committees of CII and was the Chairman of its Northern Regional Council during 2004-05. Rakesh is currently a member of the Governing Body of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), member of Punjab Investment Advisory Council (PIAC), and Assam Investment Advisory Board (AIAB). He is also a member of the National Food Processing Development Council (NFPDC), MoFPI, Government of India. In the past Rakesh has served as a member of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Screening-cum-Implementation group on the recommendations of Technical Advisory TACSA, Committee for Encouraging Investments in Supply Chain, and Working Group on Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, under the Planning Commission.
He is a member of Screening-cum-Implementation [SIG] TACSA Group, Committee for Encouraging Investments in Supply Chain and Working Group on Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, under the Planning Commission.
A passionate advocate of the right to good education, Rakesh serves on Boards of several educational institutions. He is a member of the Executive Board of Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Campus Advisory Board [CAB] of ISB, Mohali. He is the Co-Chairman of the Advisory board of Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology & Management and Chairman of Governing Council of Sat Paul Mittal School. He was on the Advisory Council of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Delhi, and a member of the Board of Governors of Thapar University, Punjab. Rakesh was also a member of the International Advisory Council of Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, USA.
Rakesh is a Life Trustee and the Co- Chairman of Bharti Foundation which was set up with the vision "To help the underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential". Bharti Foundation's flagship Satya Bharti School Program reaches out to underprivileged children in villages providing them free quality education along with school uniforms, books, stationery and nutritious mid-day meals.