sesa sterlite

Board of Directors


Anil Agarwal 

Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc and Chairman Emeritus, Vedanta Limited 

Mr. Anil Agarwal, Group Chairman, founded the Group in 1979 and is the Executive Chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company.



Vedanta has, in the last decade, grown from a company with revenue of $1 billion to revenue of $13 billion. In the last 10 years, the group has invested over US $ 20 billion in India on organic growth projects. The Group, as one of the largest contributors to the Indian exchequer contributes significantly annually by way of taxes and royalties.

Mr. Agarwal has over 40 years of entrepreneurial and business experience. He shaped the Group’s strategic vision and now plays the role of chief mentor to a talent pool of over 88,000 direct and indirect employees. Under his leadership, the Group has achieved tremendous growth both organically and through value-generating merger and acquisitions, creating a world-class diversified portfolio of large structurally low-cost assets generating strong cash flow. 

The Chairman chooses to focus on Sustainable Development to ensure the development of the communities in the locations of Vedanta’s operations. He initiated the creation of the philanthropic arm of the group in 1992, the Vedanta Foundation with the deep-seated belief that companies have a responsibility to contribute substantially to the welfare of the community that has allowed them to grow and prosper. In FY 2014, the Vedanta group companies and the Vedanta foundation invested, across the world, US$49.0 million for building hospitals, schools and infrastructure, conserving the environment and providing community programs which improve health, education and livelihood of over 4.1 million people. The initiatives were undertaken in partnership with the government and NGO and abide to Anil Agarwal’s personal favorite philosophy - “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings." - Nelson Mandela.

Anil Agarwal lives in London and is married, with two children. 


Tarun Jain 

Wholetime Director 

Mr. Tarun Jain served as Director of Finance for Sterlite Industries (India) Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc.  


Mr. Jain was responsible for all financial matters at Sterlite group, as well as strategic planning and corporate communications. He has over 24 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Accounts, Audit, Taxation and Secretarial Practice. Mr. Jain was with Sterlite since 1984. He serves as a Non Executive Director of Cairn India Limited since December 16, 2011. He has been a Director of Sterlite Gold Ltd. since January 1999. . He serves as a Director of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. and served as a Whole Time Director of Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd. from November 24, 2004 to March 31, 2009 and also as Director of Hindustan ZInc. Ltd. from April 11, 2002 to March 2009. He served as a Non- Executive Director of Madras Aluminium Company Ltd. from January 18, 1995 to June 30, 2008. Mr. Jain is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a graduate of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and a Fellow member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.


Ravi Kant 

Non-Executive Independent Director 

Mr. Ravi Kant joined the Board of Directors of the Company on January 28, 2014 as a Non-Executive Independent Director. Mr. Ravi Kant retired as the Vice-Chairman of Tata Motors Limited effective May 31, 2014 at the age of 70.   


Mr. Kant was the Managing Director of Tata Motors which is India’s largest Automobile Manufacturing Company from July 29, 2005 to June 1, 2009 and thereafter its Vice Chairman.

He joined Tata Motors in 1999, and was associated with Jaguar & Land Rover, Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles, Korea and Tata Motors, Thailand. Prior to joining Tata Motors Ltd., in 1999, Mr. Ravi Kant was Director, Phillips India Limited looking after Consumer Electronics.  He has also worked with LML Ltd. Titan Watches and other consumer/metal companies in senior positions.  He is the Chairman of  TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. and Tata Advanced Materials Ltd. and is on the Board of  Tata Industries. He is the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak and is on the Governing Board of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.  He is on the Board of CGIO, Singapore. He is a member of the International Business Leadership Forum, London.  Mr. Ravi Kant had his education at Mayo College, Ajmer; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Aston University, Birmingham, UK from where he did his Masters in Management in Industry.  He was conferred with an Honorary D.Sc. by the Aston University, in Birmingham in July 2008.   He is an Honorary Industrial Professor at the University of Warwick, UK.


Aman Mehta 

Non-Executive Independent Director  

Mr. Aman Mehta joined the Board of Directors of the Company on May 17, 2017. He also serves as a member of the Vedanta Resources Board of Directors. He is a non-executive director of HKT, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Wockhardt Limited, Max Financial Services Limited, and Godrej Consumer Products Limited.


He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. Mr. Mehta had a 36-year career at Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (‘HSBC’) where he held a number of executive positions such as chairman and chief executive officer of HSBC USA Inc, deputy chairman of HSBC Bank, Middle East and chief executive officer of HSBC Asia Pacific, a position he held until his retirement. He was also previously a non-executive director of MGF Emaar Limited, ING Group N.V. and a director of the Indian Council for research on international economic relations. Mr. Mehta has a degree in economics from Delhi University. Mr. Mehta has over 30 years of global executive experience with a strong financial background and has provided effective oversight through rigorous challenge to the Board and the Audit Committee in their deliberations.  


Navin Agarwal 

Chairman, Vedanta Limited & Deputy Executive Chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc 

Vedanta Limited is India’s largest diversified natural resources company. Vedanta Resources Plc, in the last decade since its listing has grown from a company with revenue of $1 billion to revenue of $13 billion.


The group adds over US $ 5 billion annually by way of taxes and royalties and is amongst the largest contributors to the Indian exchequer.

Mr. Agarwal pursues a vision to partner India’s journey for industrial regeneration and socio-economic well-being through the company’s sustainable approach and value-focused strategy. He seeks to leverage the potential of India’s natural resources sector to substantially enhance India’s economic growth.

Mr. Agarwal believes that the company’s balanced portfolio of world class assets, a strong balance sheet and self-funded capital expenditure programme driven by a highly skilled and dedicated workforce will continue to play an increasingly important role in enhancing the energy security for the nation.

Under his leadership, the group has invested over US $ 20 billion in India on organic growth projects in the last 10 years.

The Chairman has over 25 years of strategic management experience within the group and is widely credited for creating a culture of business excellence delivering superior benchmark performance. 

He lives in Mumbai and is married, with two children. 



Arun Kumar GR 

Chief Financial Officer 

Arun Kumar GR was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta in September 2016.


Arun joined Vedanta in 2013 as CFO for the company's Aluminium & Power business. In 2014, he moved into the role of Executive Vice President Finance & Deputy CFO, as part of which he was responsible for enhancing the capability of the finance function in the areas of accounting, risk management, driving value creation, strategic planning, re-financing, board reporting and governance and direct taxation.

As a Chartered Accountant, Arun has over 21 years of experience at global companies such as Hindustan Unilever and General Electric. Prior to joining Vedanta, Arun was the CFO for General Electric's Asia-Pacific Lighting & Appliances business based out of Shanghai. 

Arun is married with two children.


K Venkataramanan 

Non-Executive Independent Director 

Mr. K. Venkataramanan was the CEO & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) from April, 2012 and also served on the L&T Board from May, 1999 until his retirement in September, 2015. 




In his four decades of experience at Larsen & Toubro, Mr. Venkataramanan spearheaded the company’s foray in the world of E&C and transformed L&T into a respected name in the global EPC fraternity.

He has considerable expertise particularly in the areas of hydrocarbons and large scale project management. A distinguished alumni awardee of IIT Delhi in 2005, Mr. Venkataramanan has been conferred with various prestigious accolades, including the IPMA-Davidson Frame Award, the ABCI-Global Business Communicator Award and the Chemtech-Business Leader of the Year Award.


Kuldip Kaura 

Interim Chief Executive Officer 

Kuldip Kaura holds a degree in mechanical engineering, BE (Hons.) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani and an Executive education at London Business School & Swedish Institute of Management Stockholm, Sweden. 


In his over four decades of experience across engineering and mining roles, Mr. Kaura has served at senior levels in various reputable companies, including Vedanta Resources as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director at ABB, India and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of a cement major in India, ACC Limited (LafargeHolcim).


Lalita D. Gupte 

Non-Executive Independent Director 

Ms. Lalita D. Gupte is the former Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank, and was  the Chairperson of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited till October 31, 2016.


Lalita D. Gupte joined the board of ICICI Limited in 1994 as the Executive Director and remained on the board as Joint Managing Director until 2002 when it merged with ICICI Bank. She was the Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank from 2002 until 2006. She has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector and has held various leadership positions in areas of leasing, planning and resources and corporate banking. She serves on the boards of many large corporates like Godrej Properties, Bharat Forge Ltd. and Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Chairperson of India Infradebt Limited. She is appointed as an Independent Director with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited effective October 18, 2016.  Lalita Gupte holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Business Management. She did her advanced management programme from INSEAD.


Priya Agarwal 

Non-Executive Director 

Ms. Priya Agarwal served as a Non-Executive Director of Cairn India Limited (now Cairn Oil & Gas) since January 2, 2012. She holds a B.Sc. in Psychology with Business Management from the University of Warwick.  


Ms. Agarwal has experience in Public Relations, having worked with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. She has also had stints in Human Resources with KornFerry International, Vedanta Resources and HDFC Bank, and in Strategic Planning with Rediffusion Y&R. Ms. Agarwal is also passionate about animals, and is a co-founder of the NGO Youth Organization in Defence of Animals (YODA).