Sunil Mittal elected CII president; K V

Mumbai: Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and CEO of Bharti Enterprises, has been elected president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). K.V.Kamath, managing director and CEO of ICICI Bank, will be the vice-president.

Mittal, who succeeds R Seshasayee as president of the apex industry association, will assume office on May 26, a CII release said.

Bharti Enterprises that Mittal founded is today India's leading telecommunications conglomerate with a nationwide presence and leadership position in mobile communications (country's largest mobile service operator), fixed-line services, domestic and international long distance services and broadband services.

A graduate from Punjab University, Mittal heads a successful enterprise with a market capitalisation of over $35 billion, employing over 30,000 people.

Mittal was the vice president of the CII during 2006-07 and is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry.