In his role, Mr Mittal will work with the other Governing Body members, including the Hon Apurv Bagri (Deputy Chairman) and Managing Director of Metdist Group, to address issues relating to the governance of the School. This group addresses the major issues relating to the School's development and work, including financial planning, approving accounts and appointing the Dean.
Commenting on the announcement, Chairman of the Governing Body, Sir John Ritblat, said: “We are honoured that Sunil has agreed to join us. With his passion for entrepreneurship and considerable business acumen, I am confident that Sunil will make a valuable contribution in delivering the goals of the Governing Body and in helping us to deepen relationships with our Indian network.”
Speaking of his appointment, Mr Mittal added: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve on London Business School's Governing Body. The School has enjoyed a growing international reputation and I look forward to being a part of this important leadership group as it works with the Dean, faculty and staff on its continued development.”
Mr Mittal, today heads Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups. Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company, is amongst the top five wireless operators in the world with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa.