sesa sterlite

Board of Directors

 
 

Anil Agarwal 

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

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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Navin Agarwal 

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

Vedanta Limited (Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Ltd.) 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. 

 

 
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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.

 
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Naresh Chandra 

Non-Executive Independent Director 

Mr. Naresh Chandra has served as India’s Ambassador to the United States of America and was the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India. 

 

Mr. Naresh Chandra is a post graduate, Master of Science in Mathematics from Allahabad University and a retired officer of the Indian Administrative Services. Mr. Naresh Chandra has held various senior positions such as Chairman of the Indian Government Committee on Corporate Governance, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, Governor of Gujarat and Chief Secretary to the Government of Rajasthan. A reputed administrator and diplomat, Naresh Chandra serves as an independent director on the boards of a number of companies. He was also awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2007 by the President of India.

 
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Tom Albanese 

Chief Executive Officer 

Tom Albanese is the CEO of Vedanta Resources Plc and Vedanta Limited (Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Ltd) , a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc.



 

 

Tom was formerly the Chief Executive of Rio Tinto, a global diversified mining company, from May 2007 to January 2013. Tom joined Rio Tinto in 1993 when the company acquired Nerco, where he was Chief Operating Officer.

Tom is also on the Board of Directors of Franco Nevada Corporation, a Toronto-based gold-focused royalty and metal streaming company with assets around the world, which he joined in August 2013.

Tom holds a Bachelor's degree in Mineral Economics and a Master's in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska.  

Tom received the ‘Mining Foundation of the Southwest’ 2009 American Mining Hall of Fame Award, for his dedication, knowledge, leadership and inspiration to his peers in the mining industry. In 2009, he joined the Board of Visitors for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina.

Tom is married to Mary and has two daughters.

 

 

 

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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