Sunil Mittal, who founded telecom network operator Bharti Airtel, is the third Indian business leader to hold this position in ICC’s near-100 year history.
Sunil Mittal takes over from Terry McGraw, chairman Emeritus of S&P Global, who will subsequently become ICC’s honorary chairman.
“The global economy is facing unprecedented headwinds to growth and there is an urgent need to restore trade and investment as a driver of growth and jobs, particularly in the developing world and this will be a central focus of my tenure,” said Sunil Mittal.
Founded in 1919, ICC is the world’s largest business organization which represents private-sector views to national governments and intergovernmental bodies around the world. It advocates for free trade and the market economy, working through a network of national committees and direct members in over 130 countries.
Sunil Mittal is currently the chair of the World Economic Forums (WEF) Telecommunications Steering Committee, Member: International Business Council-WEF, GSMA Board, Telecom Board of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Commissioner of the Broadband Commission, International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Prime Minister of Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council.