Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder & Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecoms, retail, agri-business and financial services, will Co-Chair this year’s edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa. World Economic Forum on Africa is the continent’s marquee event and is attended by top business and government leaders from across the world.
The event, which is being held in Abuja (Nigeria) from May 7-9, 2014 under the theme Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs, will be attended by over 900 leaders from business, government, civil society and academia.
The event is being organised against a backdrop of significant economic growth, progress in reducing poverty in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but also persistent inequality. This year’s programme is built on three pillars: Accelerating Society’s Transformation; Deepening Investment Partnerships; and Redesigning Growth Models.
Sunil Bharti Mittal was also appointed as the Co-Chair of India-Africa Business Council (IABC) by the Prime Minister of India. IABC has been formed with an aim to provide an institutional platform to strengthen economic ties between business communities of Indian and the African continent.
Bharti Airtel, the flagship company of Bharti Enterprises and the world’s fourth largest mobile operator, is the largest mobile operator in Africa in terms of geographical footprint. The Company provides mobile services in 17 countries across Africa with close to 70 million customers.
About Airtel Bangladesh Limited
Airtel Bangladesh Limited is one of the fastest growing mobile services providers in Bangladesh and is a concern of Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications services provider. The company offers a wide array of innovative mobile services, including voice, value added services, data and m-commerce products and is focused on expanding its state-of-the-art mobile network both for coverage and capacity. Airtel has recently launched its 3G services in the country and is committed to provide the best in class internet services for its customers.
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 294 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2013.