CNN’s Marketplace Africa offers viewers a unique window into African business on and off the continent. This week Christian Purefoy speaks to Sunil Mittal, CEO of Indian telecoms giant Bharti Group, about its expansion into Africa.
- Sunil Mittal is the founder and CEO of Indian telecoms giant Bharti Group
- The group recently expanded into Africa by buying the assets of Zain in 15 African countries
- Mittal says Bharti’s cheap tariffs and widespread networks will be a success in Africa
(CNN) — As the founder and chief executive of telecoms giant Bharti Group, Sunil Mittal is one of India’s most successful business leaders.
The 53-year-old entrepreneur is widely credited with starting the cell phone revolution in India, bringing mobile phones to the masses.
And now he has set his sights on the African market, following Bharti’s recent acquisition of the African assets of Zain — Kuwait’s biggest phone operator — in a deal worth $10.7 billion.
Mittal sat down with CNN’s Christian Purefoy and talked about what he hopes to accomplish in Africa.
Watch Christian Purefoy’s interview with Sunil Mittal below…