Sunil Bharti Mittal, is the Chairman and Group Managing Director of Bharti Tele-Ventures. He is a graduate of Punjab University and has completed the "Owner/President Management Programme" from Harvard Business School in 1999. In 1986, he partnered with Siemens to produce telephone equipments. When the telecommunications sector was opened for private sector participation, Mr. Mittal took advantage of the opportunity and acquired two cellular licenses and one fixed-line license. In January 2001, Mr. Mittal was selected as one of the top global entrepreneurs of the year 2000 by Business Week.