Mr Agarwal, who founded the Group in 1976, is also Chairman of Sterlite and is a Director of BALCO, HZL, and Vedanta Alumina Ltd. Since 1976 the Group has grown under his leadership, vision and strategy. Mr Agarwal has over 30 years’ experience as an industrialist.
Deputy Executive Chairman
Navin Agarwal, Deputy Executive Chairman of Vedanta, is responsible for the Group’s business strategy as well as overseeing its overall performance and growth. He chairs the Group’s Executive Committee. In this role, he directs the planning, execution, and completion of the pipeline of strategic organic growth projects as well as bringing together business heads and financial heads to ensure best practices are shared and implemented.
Mr. Agarwal is also responsible for inorganic growth, strategic treasury and fund raising initiatives, and global investor relations as well as augmenting and managing the top talent of the Group. He has 25 years’ experience in strategic and business management.
Mr Mehta was previously CEO for Hindustan Zinc Ltd and joined the Group in 2000. Prior to moving as CEO of HZL, he was the Commercial Director (Base Metals) responsible for the marketing of copper, aluminum, zinc and lead, procurement of copper concentrate, export and tolling of zinc concentrate and coal procurement.
Before joining the Group, Mr Mehta was with Lloyds Steel Industries Ltd, where he handled wide ranging portfolios; marketing, procurement, working capital finance and projects.
Mr Mehta has a Mechanical Engineering degree from MBM Engineering College and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.