People: Bharti Airtel Ltd (BRTI.BO)

BRTI.BO on Bombay Stock Exchange

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19 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sunil Mittal

56 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Mukesh Bhavnani

2011 Chief Compliance Officer, Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Gopal Vittal

2013 Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer - India & South Asia, Additional Director

Sock Koong Chua

56 2001 Non-Executive Director

Manoj Kohli

2014 Non-Executive Director

Rajan Mittal

54 2007 Non-Executive Director

Yong Choo Tan

2010 Non-Executive Director

Sheikh Faisal Thani Al-Thani

2013 Additional Non-Executive Director

Craig Ehrlich

2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Obiageli Ezekwesili

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Manish Kejriwal

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ajay Lal

53 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Dinesh Mittal

2014 Additional Non-Executive Independent Director

Bernardus Verwaayen

2013 Additional Non-Executive Independent Director

Vegulaparanan Viswanathan

2014 Additional Non-Executive Independent Director

Harjeet Kohli

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Sunil Mittal

Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal is Executive Chairman of the Board of Bharti Airtel Limited. He is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises which has interests in telecom, retail, realty, financial services and agri-products. Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company, is a global telecommunications company with over 295 million customers across South Asia and Africa. Bharti has joint ventures with several global leaders: Singtel, Softbank, AXA and Del Monte. Sunil is currently the Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He also serves on the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade & Industry, World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, Telecom Board of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Commissioner of the Broadband Commission, and the Singapore Prime Minister’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. He has been appointed by the Prime Minister of India as 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. Sunil 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 NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award 2011 for “Corporate Conscience”. Earlier, he received the Global Economy Prize 2009 by The Kiel Institute, Germany and 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. He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Mukesh Bhavnani

Gopal Vittal

Mr. Gopal Vittal is Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer - India & South Asia, Additional Director of Bharti Airtel Limited. He has been appointed as Joint Managing Director, Additional Director of the Company effective February 01, 2013 and Director, Chief Executive Officer - India effective March 1st, 2013. Gopal has spent the past year across the Singtel Group in South Asia/Australia, Softbank and Silicon Valley understanding emerging trends in data and internet space.

Sock Koong Chua

Ms. Chua Sock Koong is Non-Executive Director of Bharti Airtel Limited., since May 2001. Ms. Sock Koong is a nominee of SingTel and was appointed as a non-executive director of bharti airtel in May 2001. Sock Koong joined SingTel in June 1989 as Treasurer and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in April 1999. She held the positions of Group CFO and CEO International from February 2006 until October 12, 2006, when she was appointed Deputy Group CEO. She was appointed as SingTel Group CEO in April 2007. Sock Koong holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Accountancy from the University of Singapore and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Manoj Kohli

Mr. Manoj Kohli has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Bharti Airtel Limited effective April 01, 2014. He is no longer a Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer - International, Executive Director of the Company effective April 01, 2014. He is heading the newly formed International Business Group. Prior to joining Bharti, he worked with the Shriram Group (where he started his career in 1979), Allied Signal/Honeywell and Escotel in senior leadership positions. Manoj was the Chairman – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Telecom & Broadband. He was a member of the Board of GSM Association (GSMA) in 2008. He was the Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India (2001-02). Manoj is a member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) and Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He is a Commerce and Law Graduate from Delhi University and holds an MBA degree from FMS. Manoj also attended the Executive Business Program at the Michigan Business School and the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton Business School. He was adjudged “Telecom Man of the Year” and “Telecom Person of the Year” by Media Transasia and Voice & Data respectively.

Rajan Mittal

Mr. Rajan Bharti Mittal is Non-Executive Director of Bharti Airtel Limited. He is a non-executive director, Chairman of the Board ESOP Compensation Committee and a member of the Board HR Committee of Bharti Airtel. He is a graduate from Panjab University and an Alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is currently the President of FICCI and is also a member of the Managing and Standing Committees of PHDCCI, a member of the Council of Management of AIMA, and a member of the Executive Committee of International Chambers of Commerce – India chapter. He has held several key positions in various industry associations in the past as well. In FICCI he was the Chairman of Retail Committee in 2007, Infrastructure Committee in 2006, Telecom & IT Committee in 2004 & 2005, and Telecom Committee in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Yong Choo Tan

Ms. Tan Yong Choo is Non-Executive Director of Bharti Airtel Limited., since January 2010. She has a wide range of working experience gained from her stints in international accounting firms as well as in multinational corporations. She began her career with SingTel in November 1994 and was appointed to her current role as Group Financial Controller in June 2007, with responsibilities for the Group’s financial functions including reporting, planning and forecasting. She also provides high level financial advice that would affect operations and is primarily responsible for financial policies and procedures. Prior to joining SingTel, Yong Choo worked for several years in international accounting firms, Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Anderson. Ms. Yong Choo holds a Second Class Honours Degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sheikh Faisal Thani Al-Thani

Craig Ehrlich

Mr. Craig Edward Ehrlich is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bharti Airtel Limited., since April 29, 2009. He is the Chairman of the Board HR Committee and a member of the Board ESOP Compensation Committee. Craig is the former long time Chairman of the GSMA, the global trade association representing second and third generation network operators, manufacturers and suppliers. He has served as a board member of Hutchison Telecoms Group Holdings Ltd since 2003 and now advises the group’s 3G and 2G businesses worldwide. Mr. Craig is a board member of Eastern Telecom and Philweb in Philippines. He is the Chairman of Kbro, Taiwan's cable TV operator and Novare Technologies Ltd., a software company based in Hong Kong. He is a member of ITU Telecom Board. Craig was a founding member of the team that launched STAR TV, Asia's first satellite delivered multi-channel television network. After four years with Hutchison Whampoa, Craig became the Group Operations Director at Hutchison Telecommunications. Craig holds a B.A. degree from the UCLA, a Masters degree from Occidental College and a postgraduate fellowship with the Coro Foundation.

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Ms. Obiageli Ezekwesili is Non-Executive Independent Director of Bharti Airtel Limited. She is former Presidential Advisor, former Minister of Education and Minister of Mines & Minerals for the Federal Republic of Nigeria – was until May 2012 the Vice President for Africa Region at the World Bank. Under her leadership, the World Bank's Africa team employed innovation, knowledge, partnership and financial services to strengthen results across Africa and to improve the prospects for Africa's economic performance. Her close attention to the needs of our clients, engagement with African leadership and with regional institutions -- such as the African Union, EAC and ECOWAS -- as well as with the UN and other partners, has been instrumental to the Bank's enhanced effectiveness across Africa. The new Bank strategy for Africa and its implementation plan, both developed under her leadership, offer a strong legacy. A relentless campaigner for transparency and anti-corruption, she has also led in the use of ICT for Development; in supporting social accountability mechanisms through civil society engagement; and in promoting innovative approaches to regional integration. Since leaving the World Bank, Ezekwesili has been working with the Soros Foundation to set up an Economic Policy Development Initiative through which she and a team of policy experts will offer policy expertise and advisory to leaders of governments in Africa. Ms. Ezekwesili is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in International Law & Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, a Masters in Public Policy & Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Bachelors degree from the University of Nigeria.

Manish Kejriwal

Mr. Manish Kejriwal is Non-Executive Independent Director of Bharti Airtel Limited.He is Managing Partner of Kedaara Capital, a private equity fund dedicated to India. Kedaara partners with strong entrepreneurs and management teams to build enduring value in growth-oriented businesses and support them to achieve higher levels of performance. Kedaara also actively engages with family owned business to identify and create carve out plays which with a focused approach can create a win-win for promoters and Kedaara. Kedaara offers solution-oriented capital combining deep strategic & operational expertise in focused sectors, consultative approach and global connectivity to deliver superior returns. Earlier in late 2003, Mr. Kejriwal founded the India office of Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., where he headed all its investments and other activities till September 2011. During this time he was a Senior Managing Director and also held multiple responsibilities in Temasek Singapore. He was a core member of its senior leadership team and a key member of Temasek Holding's Senior Management Committee (SMC), and it's Senior Investment & Divestment Committee (SIDC). At different times in his career, he also led the firm's investments in Financial Services, and in Africa, Middle-East, and Russia. Manish brings over 10 years of experience, encompassing the full cycle of experiences in private equity in India across a variety of industries and sectors in private and public companies and in other private equity funds. He has driven investments, managed the portfolio and successfully divested investments over this period. Prior to joining Temasek Holdings, Manish was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and had been a part of their New York, Cleveland and Mumbai offices. Manish received an AB from Dartmouth College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Economics and Engineering Sciences and where he received the Dean's Plate. He holds an MBA from Harvard University.

Ajay Lal

Mr. Ajay Lal is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bharti Airtel Limited. He is a Senior Partner and Managing Director of AIF Capital and has over 20 years’ experience in private equity, project finance and corporate banking. Prior to joining AIF Capital in 1997, Ajay worked with AIG Investment Corporation and Bank of America respectively. Ajay has represented AIF Capital on the boards of a number of large corporations across Asia and in this capacity enforces strict standards of corporate governance, as well as provides management teams with strategic guidance. He is an Engineer from IIT Delhi and an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School. He also holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

Dinesh Mittal

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Mittal is an Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of Bharti Airtel Limited. He is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1977 batch (UP cadre) and has served the government of India in various capacities. Until last year, Mr. Mittal was Secretary, Department of Financial Services, where he was responsible for overseeing banking, Insurance and Pension policies of India. During his tenure he worked very closely with the RBI and was on the Board of the RBI, LIC, State Bank of India, IIFCL and IIFCL (UK). Previously as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, he has worked closely with ICAI, ICSI and ICWAI. As an Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Mr. Mittal was the chief negotiator of India for WTO negotiation. He also supervised all multilateral Preferential Tariff negotiations, development and operation of SEZs in India and FDI and Overseas Investment from India. As Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, he had oversight of International Trade and Special Economic Zones. He formulated SEZ policy in March 2000 for the first time in India. He was with ILFS on secondment from the Govt of India and worked in the area of project development and financing of infra projects. Mr. Mittal has hands on experience in Infrastructure, International Trade, Urban Development, Renewable Energy, Agriculture Development and Micro- Credit, Corporate Governance, Banking, Insurance, Pension and Finance. He holds a Master’s degree in physics with specialization in Electronics from University of Allahabad, India.

Bernardus Verwaayen

Mr. Bernardus Verwaayen is an Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of Bharti Airtel Limited.Ben Verwaayen has a wide range of working experience gained from different multinational corporations and held the following management positions in the past: » Deputy MD - ITT Nederland (1975 - 1987) » President - KPN Telecom (1988 - 1997) » Vice chairman / COO - Lucent Technologies (1997 - 2002) » CEO - BT Plc. (2002 - 2008) » CEO - Alcatel-Lucent (2008 - 2013) Apart from being on the Board of various companies, he is also on the Board of World Economic Forum, Switzerland. He is a Dutch national and graduated with a Master's degree in law and international politics from the State University of Utrecht, Holland.

Vegulaparanan Viswanathan

Harjeet Kohli

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