H.M King Charles III confers Honorary Knighthood (KBE) on Sunil Bharti Mittal for advancing India – UK business relations

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H.M King Charles III confers Honorary Knighthood (KBE) on Sunil Bharti Mittal for advancing India – UK business relations

Kolkata, Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024:

Sunil Bharti Mittal has become the first Indian citizen to be awarded Honorary Knighthood, the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), by King Charles III.

The KBE is among the highest honours conferred by the British Sovereign to civilians. It is awarded in an honorary capacity to foreign nationals.

Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “I am deeply humbled by this gracious recognition from His Majesty, King Charles. UK and India have historical relations, which are now entering a new era of increased cooperation and collaboration”

He added, “I remain committed to working towards strengthening the economic and bilateral trade relationships between our two great nations. I am thankful to the Government of the UK, whose support and keen attention to the needs of business has been critical in making the country an attractive investment destination.”

In 2007, Sunil was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours, awarded to individuals for demonstrating distinguished services of a high order.

Bharti in the UK

Bharti’s Airtel Africa was successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2019 and is a constituent of the FTSE100 Index.

Sunil successfully led the revival of OneWeb (now Eutelsat), leading a consortium with the UK Government and other strategic investors to offer satellite broadband services globally.

Mittal, a member of the India-UK CEO Forum, has been awarded the Honorary Doctor of Civil Law from Newcastle University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Leeds.

He is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Circle of Advisors at the University of Cambridge.

Additionally, Sunil Bharti Mittal has served on the Governing Body of the London Business School (LBS) and as a Member of the India Advisory Group at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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