Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal
Vice President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) &
Vice-Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
Rakesh Bharti Mittal is Vice-Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri and food business, financial services and realty. Rakesh serves as Chairman-Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Bharti AXA General Insurance and FieldFresh Foods. Rakesh is also on the Board of Bharti Airtel and is Managing Director -Bharti Realty Holdings.
Being a long standing and active member of CII, Rakesh has been a part of the CII National Council since 1999 and has served as Chairman of the CII Agri, CSR and Public Policy Councils. He is also a member of the India-Pakistan Joint Business Forum (IPJBF).
He is a member of the Founders Circle -Brookings India and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is currently on the Governing Body of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and is also a member of the National Food Processing Development Council (NFPDC), MoFPI, Government of India.
A passionate advocate of right to good education and philanthropy, Rakesh is the Co-Chairman of Bharti Foundation with leading initiatives such as Satya Bharti Program (education), Satya Bharti Abhiyan (sanitation) and Nyaya Bharti (legal aid). Rakesh serves on Boards of several educational institutions including Board of Indian School of Business (ISB), Chairman -Advisory Council of Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB Mohali, Co-Chairman-Advisory Board of Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology & Management, IIT Delhi. Rakesh is also a member of the Governing Board of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana.
Rakesh has been awarded the Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree by Newcastle University, UK.
Rakesh is also the Honorary Consul, Republic of Sierra Leone in India.