Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading conglomerates with diversified interests in telecom, insurance, real estate, agri and food, besides other ventures. Pioneer of the mobile revolution in India. Recipient: Padma Bhushan; Harvard Business School’s Alumni Achievement Honor; GSMA’s Chairman award; numerous industry honours; honorary doctorates, universities in India and United Kingdom. Former Chairman and current Honorary Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Former Chairman, GSMA. Member: International Business Council, World Economic Forum; Telecom Board, International Telecommunication Union (ITU); Global Board of Advisors, Council on Foreign Relations; Board, Qatar Foundation Endowment; India-US, India-UK and India-Japan, India-Sweden CEO Forums; Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council; Board of Dean’s Advisors, Harvard Business School; Governing Board, Indian School of Business; Board of Trustees, Qatar’s Education Above All Foundation. Commissioner, Broadband Commission. Trustee, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Former President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Served on the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade & Industry. Co-Chair, India-Africa Business Council; India-Sri Lanka CEO Forum. Initiated the Bharti Foundation, which operates 254 Satya Bharti Schools and supports 600 government schools to ensure holistic education for 2,500,000 underprivileged children in rural India. Ranked among the Top 25 Philanthropists in the World (2009), Barron’s Magazine.