Sunil Bharti Mittal receives the Harvard Business School’s highest honour - the Alumni Achievement Award
New Delhi, May 27, 2016: Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises has received this year’s Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. The Alumni Achievement Award presented annually since 1968, is the highest honor that the Harvard Business School bestows on its alumni who have contributed significantly to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values in everything they do.
On receiving the award, Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “I am truly honoured to receive this recognition. Harvard Business School’s renowned management program helped me validate and sharpen my work towards putting together the building blocks to create one of the leading global telecom companies - Bharti Airtel. I want to thank the Awards Committee for conferring this prestigious honour upon me. Having served on the HBS Board of Dean's Advisors since 2010, I can state that the School continues to lead in producing world-class business leaders."
Sunil Bharti Mittal is a member of several premier international bodies – First Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He also serves on the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade & Industry, Chairman - World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Telecom Steering Committee and Member of International Business Council - WEF, Telecom Board of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Commissioner of the Broadband Commission and the Singapore Prime Minister’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. He is the Co-Chair of the India-Africa 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 the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII, 2007-08), the premier industry body in India.
He is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian awards. He has also been awarded the INSEAD Business Leader for the World Award 2011 and the Global Economy Prize 2009 by The Kiel Institute, Germany. The US-India Business Council also honored him with the ‘Global Vision’ Award 2008. Sunil has received the GSM Association Chairman's Award for 2008.