Mr. Agarwal, who founded the Vedanta/Sterlite group in 1976, is our Chairman and was appointed to our Board of Directors in 1978. Based in the United Kingdom, he is also the Executive Chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc and the Director of BALCO, HZL, VAL. He has over 30 years of experience as an industrialist and has been instrumental in our growth and development since our inception.
Mr. Navin Agarwal - Executive Vice-Chairman
Mr.Agarwal was appointed to our Board of Directors in August 2003. His responsibilities include executing our business strategy and monitoring the overall performance and growth of our organisation. Mr Agarwal has been with the Company since its inception. He is also the Chairman of KCM and MALCO, Deputy Executive Chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc and Director BALCO, HZL, VAL.
Mr Navin Agarwal has over 20 years of experience in strategic management. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Mumbai, and has also completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard University.
Mr. Desai, is a Non-executive Director and was appointed to our Board of Directors in January 2003. He holds a Masters Degree in law from the University of Cambridge and has been the managing partner of Messrs J. Sagar Associates since 2003. His expertise lies in laws relating to mergers and acquisitions, securities, international commercial arbitration and in financial and international business law. Before 2003, he was a partner at Messrs Udwadia, Udeshi & Berjis.
Mr. Gautam Bhailal Doshi - Non Executive Director
Mr. Doshi, is an Independent Nonexecutive Director and was appointed to our Board of Directors in December 2001. Since August 2005, he has been employed with Reliance ADA Group Private Limited. Before that, he was a partner of RSM & Co. in India from September 1997 to July 2005. Mr Doshi has 24 years of experience in audit, finance and accounting. Mr Doshi is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and was a member of the Central Council and the Western India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr. Sandeep H. Junnarkar - Non Executive Director
Mr. Junnarkar, is our Non-executive Director and was appointed to our Board of Directors in June 2001. He is a solicitor and a partner of Messrs Junnarkar & Associates. Earlier, he was a partner at Messrs Kanga & Co. from 1981 to 2002. Mr Junnarkar specializes in banking and corporate law. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree followed by a Bachelor of Law degree, both from the University of Mumbai and is a member of the Bombay Incorporated Law Society.
Mr. Allam Pallam ramakrishnan Narayanaswamy - Non Executive Director
Mr.Narayanaswamy, is an Independent Non executive Director and was appointed to our Board of Directors in July 2011. He has our 36 years of experience as Chartered Accountant. He consults for companies in accounting, financial management and information technology areas across several industry verticals.
Mr.Mahendra Singh Mehta-Chief Executive Officer
Mr.Mahendra Singh Mehta is currently Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Resources Plc. He is also designated as the Group CEO. Mr. Mehta joined the Vedanta Group in April 2000 and held various leadership positions within our group, including as the CEO and Whole-Time Director of Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) and was also the Commercial Director for base metals. Mr.Mehta has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, and a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has over 30 years of experience with companies in the steel, mining and non-ferrous metal sectors.
Mr. Din Dayal Jalan – Whole Time Director & Chief Financial Officer
Mr Jalan joined Sterlite in 2001 as President – Australian Operations, responsible for TCM and CMT mines. He has over 27 years of experience with various companies in the engineering, mining and non-ferrous metal sectors. Mr Jalan has been associated with the Aditya Birla Group in various capacities and, from 1996 to 2000, was in charge of commercial and financial activities at the copper smelter business of Indo-Gulf Fertiliser Ltd. Mr Jalan are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.