Navin Agarwal

Executive Chairman


Background and Experience

Mr. Navin Agarwal, is the Executive Chairman of Vedanta Limited and Chairman of Cairn India Limited, and Executive Vice Chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc. He has been with the Vedanta Group since its founding, and has extensive experience in the natural resources industry.
Mr. Agarwal plays a key role in the strategic and governance framework of the Vedanta Group, and provides leadership for its long-term planning, business development and capital planning. He has been instrumental in the growth of the Group, through world-scale organic projects, as well as acquisitions.

He is a member of the nomination and remuneration committees for both Vedanta Limited and Cairn India Limited.

He is passionate about developing leadership talent for the Group, and identifying and nurturing future leaders.


Chief Executive Officer


Background and Experience

Mr. Thomas Albanese (Tom), aged 58, is the Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Resources Plc, Whole-Time Director & Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Limited and Non- Executive Chairman of Konkola Copper Mines. Tom brings a wealth of mining experience from Rio Tinto, where he was appointed a member of the Rio Tinto Board in March 2006 and the Chief Executive for the period beginning May 2007 to January 2013. He was conferred with 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 addition, he is on the Board of Franco Nevada Corporation and Co-Chair of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Mining for the year 2016-17. Tom holds a Bachelor's degree in Mineral Economics and a Master's in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska.


Whole-Time Director


Background and Experience

Mr. Tarun Jain, aged 56, was appointed to our Board as a Whole-Time Director with effect from April 1, 2014. He was the Director of finance of erstwhile Sterlite Industries (India) Limited. Mr. Jain joined the Group in 1984 and has over 33 years of experience in the corporate finance, audit and accounting, tax and secretarial practice. 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 and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

He is also on the Board of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited, Sterlite (USA) Inc. and Cairn India Limited.


Chief Financial Officer


Background and Experience

Mr. D. D. Jalan, is a Chartered Accountant and has over 38 years of well-rounded experience in financial management, corporate negotiation, financial control, business planning, due diligence, business development, treasury, capital raising, business restructuring, investors relations, commercial, taxation, people development and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Group in 2001, he was Executive Joint President of Birla Copper at the Aditya Birla Group. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is recipient of the best CFO Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI).


Independent Non-executive Director


Background and Experience

Mr. Naresh Chandra, aged 81, 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. He was also awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2007 by the President of India. He also serves on the Board of Cairn India Limited, Bajaj Auto Limited, Bajaj Holdings & Investments Limited, Bajaj Finserv Limited, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Balrampur Chini Mills Limited, Eros International Media Limited, Gammon Infrastructure Projects Limited, Eros International Films Private Limited and Eros International Plc.


Independent Non-Executive Director


Background and Experience

Ms. Lalita D. Gupte, aged 67, is the former Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank, and currently the Chairperson of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited. Ms. 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. Ms. Lalita D. Gupte holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Business Management. She did her advanced management programme from INSEAD.

Apart from being the Chairperson of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited, she is also on the Board of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Bharat Forge Limited, Godrej Properties Limited and Chairperson of India Infradebt Limited.


Independent Non-Executive Director


Background and Experience

Mr. Ravi Kant, aged 71, joined the Board of Directors of the Company on January 28, 2014 as a Non-Executive Independent Director. He was earlier the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Tata Motors Limited. He joined Tata Motors in 1999 and has been associated with Jaguar & Land Rover, Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles, Korea and Tata Motors, Thailand. Mr. Ravi Kant retired as the Vice-Chairman of Tata Motors Limited effective May 31, 2014. Prior to joining Tata Motors Limited, Mr. Ravi Kant was the Director of Phillips India Limited looking after the consumer electronics division. He has also worked with LML Limited, Titan Watches and other consumer/ metal companies in senior positions. Mr. Kant studied at Mayo College, Ajmer, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, from where he completed his Masters in Management in Industry. He was conferred with an Honorary D.Sc. by Aston University in Birmingham in July 2008.

He is also on the Board of Antar India Private Limited, Kone Limited, Helsinki, Wonderwork USA and Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak and is associated with Business Schools in Shanghai, Singapore, Kharagpur and Mumbai.


Independent Non-Executive Director


Background and Experience

Ms. Anuradha Dutt, aged 58, joined our Board with effect from April 27, 2015. She is one of the founding partners of the law firm, M/s DMD Advocates (formerly Dutt Menon Dunmorrsett) and has over 33 years of experience in corporate, commercial and tax litigation matters of national and international prominence. Beyond the field of law, Ms. Dutt has played a vital role in bringing Women's cricket to national and international prominence and continues to contribute as Vice-Chairman of Women's Cricket, Delhi and District Cricket Association. Ms. Dutt has completed her Masters of Law from Columbia University, New York, USA, Bachelors of Law from Delhi University, India and Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in History from St. Stephens' College, Delhi University.

She is also on the Board of Lexnovum Consultaire Private Limited, Morrisett Litigators Private Limited, D&M Corporate Consultants Private Limited and Advent Corporate Services Private Limited.