Board of Directors and Senior Management
Board of Directors
Anil Agarwal, aged 58
Mr Agarwal, who founded the Group in 1976, is also Chairman of Sterlite and is a Director of BALCO, HZL, and Vedanta Aluminium Ltd. Since 1976 the Group has grown under his leadership, vision and strategy. Mr Agarwal has over 30 years experience as an industrialist.
Navin Agarwal, aged 50
Deputy Executive Chairman
Mr Agarwal is responsible for directing the Group's business strategy and managing its overall growth, and chairs the Group's Executive Committee. In this role, he oversees the planning and completion of the pipeline of strategic growth projects. Mr Agarwal also oversees inorganic growth, strategic treasury and capitalraising initiatives and global investor relations, as well as developing and managing the leadership talent of the Group.
MS Mehta, aged 55
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Mehta joined the Board as the Chief Executive Officer in October 2008 and is also a member of the Executive Committee and the Sustainability Committee. Prior to becoming the CEO of Vedanta Resources, he was the CEO of Hindustan Zinc Limited. Since joining the Group in 2000, he has held various positions including the Head of Copper Business and as Group Commercial Director (Base Metals).
Prior to joining the Group, he has worked for about 20 years in the steel sector. Mr Mehta is a BE (Mechanical) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Naresh Chandra, aged 76
Mr Chandra joined the Board in May 2004. Mr Chandra was Home Secretary in India in 1990, Cabinet Secretary from 1990 to 1992, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of India from 1992 to 1995 and the Indian Ambassador to United States of America from 1996 to 2001. He was Chairman of the Indian Government Committee on Corporate Governance from 2002 to 2003.
He is chairman of National Security Advisory Board. He was given the prestigious civilian award of Padma Vibhushan by the President of India. Mr Chandra has a Master's degree in Mathematics from Allahabad University.
Aman Mehta, aged 64
Mr Mehta, a senior banker, joined the Board in November 2004, following his retirement from HSBC where he had a career spanning 36 years. He held numerous positions, including that of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC USA Inc. (the New York based arm of HSBC Holdings plc), and as Deputy Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East, based in Dubai with responsibility for the HSBC Group's operations in the Middle East.
In 1999, Mr Mehta was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, a position he held until his retirement. Mr Mehta has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Delhi University. In addition, he is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. He now resides in Delhi and is a member of a number of Corporate and Institutional Boards in India as well as overseas.
Euan Macdonald, aged 71
Mr Macdonald spent over 20 years with S.G. Warburg, specialising in emerging market finance. From 1995 to 1999, Mr Macdonald was the Chairman of SBC Warburg India, responsible for all the bank's activities in India, and then from 1999 to 2001, he was the Executive Vice Chairman of HSBC Securities and Capital Markets, India. Mr Macdonald has a Bachelor's degree in economics from the Cambridge University and a Masters degree in finance and international business from Columbia Business School.