GSMA has honoured Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, for his contributions to the global mobile industry and for leading the GSMA Board as chairman for two years (2017-18).
Airtel, a telecom service provider, built by Sunil Mittal, has strong presence in India and Africa.
GSMA represents nearly 750 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 350 companies in the mobile ecosystem.
The GSMA recognised the efforts of Sunil Mittal at the GSMA Board Lunch followed by a reception and welcome dinner on February 24, which was attended by Felipe VI, king of Spain, GSMA board members and several other industry leaders.
In 2017, Sunil Mittal became the first Indian to chair the global telecom industry board. Sunil Mittal also served as a member of the GSMA board from 2005 through 2008.
Sunil Mittal said: “The GSMA is critical to our industry, and as chairman of the mobile industry body it was a great opportunity to steer the organization and play a constructive role in contributing to GSMA’s growing impact on the wider digital ecosystem.”
Sunil Mittal is the honorary chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is a member of International Business Council-WEF, Telecom Board of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and commissioner of the Broadband Commission.
Sunil Mittal is on the Global Board of Advisors at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a Trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and on the Board of Qatar Foundation Endowment.