Rajan Bharti Mittal is the Vice Chairman of Bharti Enterprises - one of India’s leading business groups with interests in retail, telecom, financial services, manufacturing, realty and agri-business. Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company, is a global telecommunications company with over 290 million customers across South Asia and Africa. Bharti has joint ventures with several global leaders : Singtel, Softbank, AXA and Del Monte.
Born in 1960, Rajan joined Bharti Enterprises after graduating from Punjab University. An alumnus of Harvard Business School, he is actively involved in overseeing the activities of the group at the corporate level. With his rich experience in the marketing function, he is also involved in many of the new business ventures of the Group.
Rajan has been honored with the “Indian Business Leader of the Year Award 2011” by Horasis, The Global Visions Community and has also been awarded the “Leonardo International Prize 2012” by Comitato Leonardo, the Italian Quality Committee.
He is currently serving in a number of leadership roles in different industry bodies. He is on the Board of Trustees of Brookings Institution, the world’s oldest and most prestigious think tank. He is the President of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) in India. In the past he has been the President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for the year 2010 - 2011 and is currently a Member of its Executive & Steering Committees. He has held several key positions in various industry associations in the past as well. In FICCI he was Chairman of Retail Committee in 2007, Infrastructure Committee in 2006, Telecom & IT Committee in 2004 & 2005, and Telecom Committee in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He was the President of Association of Basic Telecom Operators (now known as Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India - AUSPI) for 1999-2000.