SUNIL BHARTI MITTAL IS NOW ‘DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA’

Sunil Bharti Mittal receives ESCP Europe’s highest honour – the ‘Doctor Honoris Causa’. He is the first Indian to be honoured with this distinguished recognition by the oldest Business School in the world

By Sandeep Joshi

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 7, 2018: Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises has been bestowed with the ‘Doctor Honoris Causa’ by ESCP Europe Business School, one of the premier global institutions, for his innovative entrepreneurship and contribution towards philanthropy in the field of education. He is the first Indian to be honoured with this distinguished recognition in ESCP Europe’s near – 200 years history. Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world’s first business school and was founded by a group of economic scholars and businessmen including well-known economist Jean-Baptiste Say and the celebrated trader Vital Roux.

On receiving the recognition, Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “ESCP Europe has long been a fountainhead of modern management knowledge and philosophy. I am truly honoured to receive this special recognition from the oldest business school in the world. The centuries-old rich legacy and global reputation of ESCP Europe makes this honour special.”

ESCP Europe regularly ranks among the world’s best business schools and was ranked 11th in the 2018 Financial Times annual European Business School rankings. Some of the notable alumni of ESCP Europe include – Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN, Former Prime Minister of France; Senator Olaf SWANTEE, CEO, EE, Orange / T-Mobile UK JV; Cyrille VIGNERON, CEO Cartier France & Managing Director Cartier Europe; Laurent FENIOU, Managing Director, Cartier and several other business leaders.

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe has educated generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe’s true European identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a global perspective on international management issues. ESCP Europe welcomes 5 000 students and 5,000 executives from 100 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes.


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