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Board of Directors


Navin Agarwal 

Executive Chairman 

Mr. Agarwal is associated with the Group from its founding days. He has over 25 years of strategic management experience within the group. 


Mr. Agarwal is widely credited for creating a culture of business excellence delivering superior benchmark performance. 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. He plays a key role in the strategic and governance framework of the Vedanta group and has led the growth of the Company, through organic projects, as well as, acquisitions.


Lalita D. Gupte 

Independent Director 

Ms. Gupte has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector and has held various leadership positions in areas of project finance, leasing, planning and resources and corporate banking.


She is the former Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank and was the Chairperson of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited till October 2016. Ms. Gupte holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in management studies. She did her advanced management programme from INSEAD.


Priya Agarwal 

Non-Executive Director 

Ms. Agarwal brings with her experience in Public Relations with Ogilvy & Mather and in Human Resources with Korn Ferry International, Vedanta Resources and HDFC Bank and in Strategic Planning with Rediffusion Y&R.


She has done B.Sc. Psychology with Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK.


Tarun Jain 

Whole-Time Director 

Mr. Jain has over 34 years of experience in the corporate finance, audit and accounting, tax, mergers and acquisitions and corporate secretarial function. 


He is responsible for our strategic financial matters, including corporate finance, corporate strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Jain is a graduate of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.



Ravi Kant 

Independent Director 

Mr. Kant brings with him experience of around five decades. He is an Hon. Industrial Professor at the University of Warwick, the U.K., and a Distinguished Professor at IIT, Kharagpur.


In addition, he is also a visiting Leader at China Europe International Business School, Shanghai. He served as the Managing Director and Vice Chairman in Tata Motors. He is the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. He had completed 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.



Aman Mehta 

Independent Director 

Mr. Mehta has over 39 years experience in various positions with the HSBC Group from where he retired in January 2004 as CEO Asia Pacific. 


Mr. Mehta occupies himself primarily with corporate governance, with Board and advisory roles in a range of companies and institutions in India as well as overseas. Formerly, he has been a Supervisory Board member of ING Group NV and a Director of Raffles Holdings, Singapore. He is also a member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a member of the International Advisory Board of Prudential of America. Mr. Mehta is an economics graduate from Delhi University. 


Arun Kumar GR 

Whole-Time Director & Chief Financial Officer 

Mr. Arun Kumar has over 22 years of experience at global multinationals Hindustan Unilever and General Electric.


Prior to his joining Vedanta, he was the CFO for General Electric’s Asia-Pacific Lighting & Appliances businesses based out of Shanghai. He is responsible for overall health of balance sheet, driving performance in profit and cash, treasury, investor relations, credit ratings, tax, secretarial, controllership, recording & reporting and other key strategic matters from time to time. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.




K Venkataramanan 

Independent Director 

Mr. Venkataramanan brings with him four decades of experience. He was CEO & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) from April, 2012.


Further, he has also served on the L&T Board from May, 1999 until his retirement in September, 2015. He has spearheaded L&T in the world of E&C, strengthened every aspect of EPC value chain and transformed L&T to one of the respected names in the global EPC fraternity. He is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

He is also a distinguished alumini awardee from IIT Delhi.




UK Sinha 

Independent Director 

Mr. Sinha has served as the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from February 2011 to March 2017. He was instrumental in bringing about key capital market reforms.


Under his leadership, SEBI introduced significant regulatory amendments to the various acts enhancing corporate governance and disclosure norms. Prior to SEBI, he was the Chairman & MD of UTI Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. and has also worked for Department of Economic Affairs at Ministry of Finance.