NEW DELHI: Bharti Enterprises Chairman and Group CEO Sunil Bharti Mittal has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), one of the world's oldest global business organisations.
"Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)," the company said in a statement.
Mittal becomes the third business person from India in the history of ICC to be appointed on the ICC Executive Board.
Prior to Mittal, late Bharat Ram (1969-1971), who was also the first Indian to be appointed as the Chairman of the ICC Executive Board and Late Hari Shankar Singhania (1993-1994) were appointed to ICC, the statement said.
"ICC is playing an important role in driving global economic growth by reducing barriers to trade and economic opportunity. I look forward to working with the distinguished members of the ICC towards taking forward this agenda and addressing the needs of the international business community," Mittal said.
The ICC World Council elected the new ICC leaders at a meeting held in Doha, Qatar.
Founded in 1919, ICC represents private-sector views to national governments and inter-governmental bodies around the world.