Oby Ezekwesili joins Bharti Airtel Board

Nigeria’s Ms Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili has been appointed to the
board of Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications
services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and
Africa, following restructuring of the telco’s Board.

The changes on the Board of Bharti Airtel also extend to its
subsidiary Bharti Infratel. The changes have been effected in view of
the proposed Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Bharti Infratel, which is a
leading provider of passive telecom infrastructure in India.

As part of the restructuring, Ms Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Former
World Bank Vice President for Africa and a world-renowned expert
on economic reforms and economic governance, joins the Bharti
Airtel Board. Ms Ezekwesili has a strong track record in the
transparency, accountability, good governance, and anti-corruption
movement worldwide, having been one of the co-founders of
Transparency International.

As the Vice President of the World Bank in charge of the Africa
region, Ms Ezekwesili was responsible for operations in 48 countries
in Sub-Saharan Africa and supervised a lending portfolio of over
US$40 billion. Ms Ezekwesili previously served as director of the
Harvard-Nigeria Economic Strategy Program in Boston and Abuja.

She holds a master’s in international law from the University of
Lagos, a master’s in public policy and administration from Harvard’s
Kennedy School of Government, and is a chartered accountant.

Commenting on the restructuring, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman
and Managing Director, Bharti Airtel said, “These changes have
been effected in line with our strong corporate governance culture
and will ensure that Bharti and Singtel have distinct representatives
on the Boards of Bharti Airtel and Bharti Infratel. I am confident that
these two world-class Boards will continue to guide these companies
to greater heights. I would also take this opportunity to thank the
outgoing Directors for their contribution to the Board of Bharti Airtel.”

Following the restructuring exercise, the composition of the two
Boards would be as follows.

For Bharti Airtel: Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal (Chairman and Managing
Director), Mr. Ajay Lal, Ms. Chua Sock Koong, Mr. Craig Ehrlich, Mr.
Manoj Kohli, Mr. Manish Kejriwal, Mr. N. Kumar, Mr. Nikesh Arora,
Ms. Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Mr. Pulak Prasad, Mr. Rajan Bharti
Mittal, Ms. Tan Yong Choo and Mr. Tsun-yan Hsieh.

For Bharti Infratel: Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal (Chairman), Mr. Akhil
Gupta (Vice Chairman and Managing Director), Mr. Bharat S. Raut,
Mr. Jitender Balakrishnan, Mr. N Kumar, Mr. Sanjay Nayar, Mr.
Sarvjit Singh Dhillon and Mr. Vinod Kumar Dhall.

Bharti Infratel deploys, owns and manages telecom towers and
communication structures, for various mobile operators across 18
states of India and has been the industry pioneer in adopting green
energy initiatives across its tower network. It has a footprint of over
33,000 towers and holds a 42 per cent stake in Indus Towers
Limited – a Joint Venture between Bharti Infratel, Vodafone & Idea

About Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company
with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.

Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the
top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In
India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G
wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed
DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national &
international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the
geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile
commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 260 million customers across its
operations at the end of August 2012. To know more please visit,

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