Airtel's Mittal to head global GSM Association

New Delhi, November 1 2016: At the GSMA Mobile 360 event in Delhi last week, the association  that Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises  is to be the new Chairman  from January 2017 to December 2018. 

 Mittal will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.

He says:  “In a relatively brief period of time, mobile has had a transformational impact on individuals, businesses, industries and societies, contributing significantly to local economies and improving the lives of billions around the world....I am excited about what the next chapter holds for us, as we work to connect everyone and everything to a better future. In my new global role, I am also excited to support the ongoing mobile broadband revolution in India to boost the Government’s Digital India Program and its vision of broadband access for all.”

 He is the first Indian to be elected as Chair of the GSMA.