Vedanta's management structure is designed to bring the skills and experience of our executives to bear in the most efficient way possible, facilitating decision-making across all the business units.
Executive Chairman - Mr Anil Agarwal
Deputy Executive Chairman - Mr Navin Agarwal
Chief Executive Officer - Mr M S Mehta
The Executive Committee supports the Board and essentially supervises the operational performance of the Group. The executive committee is chaired by Mr. Navin Agarwal and comprises of Mr. Anil Agarwal, Mr. M.S. Mehta and the following members:
Mr. Tarun Jain: Director of Finance, Sterlite
Mr. Jain is also a director of Bharat Aluminium Co Ltd, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd, Sterlite Infra Ltd, Sterlite Shipping & Ventures Pvt Ltd, Sterlite (USA) Inc and Twinstar Holdings Ltd. He is responsible for strategic financial matters at Group level. Mr. Jain has been with Sterlite since 1984 and is a graduate of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
DD Jalan: Chief Financial officer
Mr. D.D. Jalan is the Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta Resources Plc. Mr. Jalan joined Sterlite in January 2001 as President of Australian operation responsible for its mining operation and moved to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Sterlite Industries Ltd. and then to Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta Resources Plc. Mr. Jalan is a Chartered Accountant and has over 32 years of experience in leadership position of companies in engineering, mining and non-ferrous sector.
Akhilesh Joshi: Chief Operating Officer and Whole Time Director, Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL)
Mr. Akhilesh Joshi is the Chief Operating Officer and Whole-time Director of Hindustan Zinc Limited and was appointed on the Board with effect from October 2008. He joined the Company in 1976. Prior to becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Hindustan Zinc, he was Senior Vice President (Mines), responsible for the overall operations at all mining units. Mr. Joshi has a Mining Engineering degree from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Evaluation of Mining Projects from School of Mines of Paris. He also has a first class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency. He is the recipient of National Mineral Award in 2006 for his outstanding contribution in the field of Mining Technology. He is also the director of Madanpur South Coal Company Limited.
SK Roongta: Managing Director of Vedanta Aluminium Limited and Vice- Chairman of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited
Mr Roongta is responsible for the Aluminium and Power business . Prior to joining Vedanta, Mr Roongta worked with the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) for about four decades, holding key positions before being appointed as Director on the Board in 2004 and later as Chairman of the SAIL Board in August 2006. He is a Bachelor of Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (‘BITS’), Pilani, and was a gold medalist in his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management in International Trade, from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (‘IIFT’), Delhi. He is also a fellow member of All India Management Association (AIMA). He serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, The Shipping Corporation of India Limited, Jubilant Industries Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and ACC Limited. He is also a Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (‘IIT’), Bhubaneswar and also chairs FICCI’s national committee on Steel and Non-ferrous metals.
M Siddiqi: Group Director, Projects
Mr. Siddiqi is the Director of Projects at Vedanta. He joined Vedanta in 1991 and was responsible for Vedanta’s Copper Rod plant. He then moved to the Copper smelter and refinery at Tuticorin and subsequently to the Aluminium business at Korba where he was responsible for the overall commissioning of the Korba plant as Project Director. Prior to joining the group, Mr. Siddiqi held senior positions in Hindustan Copper Limited. He has over 32 years of industry experience, including more than 15 years at senior level project management positions within Vedanta. Mr. Siddiqi received his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Pramod Suri: Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) and Whole Time Director, Sterlite Energy Limited (SEL)
Mr. Suri is the Chief Executive Officer, VAL and Whole Time Director of SEL. He was the CEO of Aluminium Operations from February 2008 till April 2011. He has been responsible for Vedanta's Aluminium business at BALCO as President &Whole Time Director since December 2006. Prior to this role, he was the Senior Vice President - Operations and Head of the new Korba Smelter from September 2004 to December 2006
He has held various positions in companies like Indian Aluminium Company, CEAT Ltd, Goodyear South Asia Tyres & JK Tyres Pvt Ltd.
He has done his M.S (Science) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
P K Mukherjee: Managing Director, Iron Ore Business
Mr. Mukherjee is the managing director of our iron ore business since April 2006. Mr. Mukherjee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Calcutta University and has around 31 years of experience in finance, accounts, costing, taxation, legal and general management. Mr. Mukherjee joined Sesa Goa in April 1987 and held various positions before taking up the position of Director Finance from July 2000. He was elevated to the position of Managing Director in April, 2006. Mr. Mukherjee is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. Mr. Mukherjee has been rated as one of India’s Best Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) in the year 2005 by Business Today magazine and in Business World magazine declared Mr. Mukherjee as India’s most Valuable CEO in the year 2009.
Rajagopal Kishore Kumar: Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Zinc International Business
Mr. Kumar joined the group in April 2003 as Vice President – Marketing for Hindustan Zinc Limited. He was Senior Vice President – Marketing for our copper India division from June 2004 to December 2006 and thereafter anchored the role of the CEO of Sterlite Industries India Ltd and Konkola Copper Mines Plc in Zambia. He moved to Zinc International Business in early 2011 with the acquisition of Anglo American’s Zinc assets. He has 26 years of experience and expertise in accountancy, commercial, marketing, supply chain management, mergers and acquisitions and human capital development. Prior to joining the group, Mr. Kumar was employed by Hindustan Lever Ltd for 12 years. Mr. Kumar is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Jeykumar Janakaraj: Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director, Konkola Copper Mines
Mr. Janakaraj joined the group in September 1995 at Sterlite Copper and moved to HZL in July 2002 to head the expansion projects. He has a Mechanical engineering degree from PSG college of Technology, Coimbatore. He has his expertise in operations, maintenance and projects. Mr. Janakaraj was with ESSAR steel between from 1992 to 1995. He is the Gold medalist from Indian Institute of metals in 2006 and 2008 for his contribution and leadership in the Indian non - ferrous space. He is also distinguished and listed by the International Who's Professionals in 2009.
Dilip Golani: President, Management Assurance Function
Management Assurance function in the Group is currently headed by Dilip Golani. He headed Management Assurance function of the Group earlier as well during the period April 2000 to July 2004. Dilip headed Sales & Marketing for Hindustan Zinc Limited and Group Performance Management function during the period August 2004 to November 2005.
Prior to joining the Group in April 2000, Dilip was working with Unilever. He was member of the Unilever Corporate Audit Team responsible for auditing Unilever group companies in Central Asia, Middle East and Africa Region. In his earlier stint there, Dilip was responsible for managing Operations & Marketing functions for one of the exports businesses of Unilever India (Hindustan Unilever Limited). Dilip has over 20 years experience and has earlier worked with organizations like Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and Union Carbide India Limited.
Dilip is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and has done his post-graduation from NITIE, Mumbai in Industrial Engineering & Management.
Gunjan Gupta: Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director, Balco
Mr. Gupta joined the group in September 1999 and handled various Marketing positions at Sterlite Industries (India) Limited and BALCO. He took over as the Head of Smelter at Balco in February 2007 and later became the Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of BALCO in 2008.
Prior to joining the group, Mr. Gupta has worked in the sales and marketing division at Tata Steel in various capacities. He has also worked with the Arcelor Mittal Group and was the Director of Global Sales of long steel products for the Central European Steel operations of the group.
He is a chemical engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA, with specialization in Marketing and Finance, from FMS Delhi.
A Thirunavukkarasu : President, Group Human Resources
Mr. Thirunavukkarasu joined the Group in April 2004 as General Manager – HR. He became Senior Vice President – HR for our Copper Division heading the human resources, total quality management, corporate social responsibility and public relation functions, prior to becoming the Head of Group Human Resources in July 2007. He held positions in English Electric, Hindustan Lever and TVS Electronics before joining our Group. He holds a Bachelor degree in Literature and Master’s degree in Social Work with Personnel Management and Organisational behaviour as his specialization.