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Dr. Sumit Mitra wins ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Future Leaders Summit and Award 2018

Bengaluru, September 25, 2018: Dr. Sumit Mitra, CEO, Tesco Bengaluru and Tesco Business Services was conferred with the ‘CEO of the Year’ award at the Future Leaders Summit and Awards 2018 held at Mumbai recently. The recognition is in honour of Dr. Mitra’s exemplary leadership skills and personal philosophy of driving organisational success through people, which have resulted in cost effective business transformation and enhanced customer experience at companies where he has been at the helm.

At Tesco, Dr. Mitra conceptualized a two-year strategy for establishing Tesco’s Global Business Services unit that will create sustainable competitive advantage for Tesco and serve shoppers a little better every day. Tesco will be among a few retail organizations in the world to create a fully integrated end-to-end global business service unit.

During his previous engagement as Managing Director British Telecom, Dr. Mitra was responsible for creating the first global business service model for a telecommunications company. In just 3 years, he built an organisation with 9000 people across nine countries, which contributed to the company’s profits. He led the turnaround of BT’s Global division within two years of taking over as the Country head for India. He also guided BT to its position as a top 25 employer in the Great Place to Work survey in India.

As member of the advisory board of the Confederation of British Industries (CBI) in India, Dr. Mitra plays a crucial role in strengthening business ties between the two countries. His visionary approach to harnessing talent in India is critical to a global organization’s business strategy rather than just a hub for back-end operations.  

Curated by UBS Forums, the Future Leaders Summit and Awards 2018 brought together top executives across pharma, telecom, real estate, banking, healthcare and other industries to deliberate on how business leaders can become future ready.