Mr. Anil Agarwal founded the Group in 1979 and is the Executive Chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company, which, in the last decade has grown from a Company with revenue of $1 billion to revenue of $13 billion. In the last 10 years, the group has invested over US $ 20 billion in India on organic growth projects. The Group, as one of the largest contributors to the Indian exchequer contributes significantly annually by way of taxes and royalties.
Mr. Agarwal has over 40 years of entrepreneurial and business experience. He shaped the Group’s strategic vision and now plays the role of chief mentor to a talent pool of over 88,000 direct and indirect employees. Under his leadership, the Group has achieved tremendous growth both organically and through value-generating merger and acquisitions, creating a world-class diversified portfolio of large structurally low-cost assets generating strong cash flow.
The Chairman chooses to focus on Sustainable Development to ensure the development of the communities in the locations of Vedanta’s operations. He initiated the creation of the philanthropic arm of the group in 1992, the Vedanta Foundation with the deep-seated belief that companies have a responsibility to contribute substantially to the welfare of the community that has allowed them to grow and prosper. In FY 2014, the Vedanta group companies and the Vedanta foundation invested, across the world, US$49.0 million for building hospitals, schools and infrastructure, conserving the environment and providing community programs which improve health, education and livelihood of over 4.1 million people. The initiatives were undertaken in partnership with the government and NGO and abide to Anil Agarwal’s personal favorite philosophy - “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings." - Nelson Mandela.
Anil Agarwal lives in London and is married, with two children
Vedanta Limited is India’s largest diversified natural resources company. Vedanta Resources Plc, in the last decade since its listing has grown from a company with revenue of $1 billion to revenue of $13 billion.
The group adds over US $ 5 billion annually by way of taxes and royalties and is amongst the largest contributors to the Indian exchequer.
Mr. Agarwal pursues a vision to partner India’s journey for industrial regeneration and socio-economic well-being through the company’s sustainable approach and value-focused strategy. He seeks to leverage the potential of India’s natural resources sector to substantially enhance India’s economic growth.
Mr. Agarwal believes that the company’s balanced portfolio of world class assets, a strong balance sheet and self-funded capital expenditure programme driven by a highly skilled and dedicated workforce will continue to play an increasingly important role in enhancing the energy security for the nation.
Under his leadership, the group has invested over US $ 20 billion in India on organic growth projects in the last 10 years.
The Chairman has over 25 years of strategic management experience within the group and is widely credited for creating a culture of business excellence delivering superior benchmark performance.
He lives in Mumbai and is married, with two children.
Mr. Tom Albanese is the CEO of Vedanta Resources Plc and Vedanta Limited (Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Ltd), a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc.
Mr. Albanese was formerly the Chief Executive of Rio Tinto, a global diversified mining company, from May 2007 to January 2013. Tom joined Rio Tinto in 1993 when the company acquired Nerco, where he was Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Albanese is also on the Board of Directors of Franco Nevada Corporation, a Toronto-based gold-focused royalty and metal streaming company with assets around the world, which he joined in August 2013.
Mr. Albanese holds a Bachelor's degree in Mineral Economics and a Master's in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska.
Mr. Albanese received 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 2009, he joined the Board of Visitors for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina.
Tom is married to Mary and has two daughters.
Mr. Mehta currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, and is also a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of Vedanta. He is a non-executive director of Jet
Airways (India) Limited, Tata Consultancy Services
Limited, PCCW Limited, Wockhardt Limited, Max
India Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited
and Cairn India Limited. He is also a member of the
Board of Governors of the Indian School of Business in
Hyderabad, India. Mr. Mehta had a 36-year career at
Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (‘HSBC’)
where he held a number of executive positions such
as chairman and chief executive officer of HSBC USA
Inc, deputy chairman of HSBC Bank, Middle East and
chief executive officer of HSBC Asia Pacific, a position
he held until his retirement. He was also previously a
non-executive director of MGF Emaar Limited, ING Group N.V. and a director of the Indian Council for
research on international economic relations. Mr. Mehta
has a degree in economics from Delhi University. Mr.
Mehta has over 30 years of global executive experience
with a strong financial background and has provided
effective oversight through rigorous challenge to the
Board and the Audit Committee in their deliberations.
Mr. Green currently serves as Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Vedanta, in addition to also being a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Green was a partner of a leading international law
firm, Ashurst LLP from 1983 to 2013, and formerly
served as Ashurst’s senior partner and chairman of its
management board for 10 years until 2008. He then
served as head of the firm’s expanding Asian practice
from 2009 to 2013, based in Hong Kong. He has a
wealth of knowledge in respect of the UK corporate
governance framework and strategic matters, having
been a legal adviser to several major UK listed companies
and their boards on a wide variety of corporate and
governance issues; he brings to the Board a strong
understanding of UK regulatory and strategic matters.
Mr. Green has a degree in law from Cambridge
University and qualified as a solicitor at Ashurst LLP.
Mr. Parekh is currently a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees at Vedanta. He is the chairman of Housing Development
Finance Corporation, India’s leading financial services
conglomerate with a presence in banking, asset
management, life insurance, general insurance,
real estate, venture funds and education loans. He
is the non-executive chairman of GlaxoSmithkline
Pharmaceuticals and Siemens, in India. Mr Parekh is
also on the boards of Exide, Mahindra & Mahindra,
Indian Hotels and the international board of DP World
in the UAE. In addition, he is on the advisory boards
of several Indian and multinational corporations.
Mr. Parekh was the first international recipient of
the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and
Wales outstanding achievement award in 2010.
Ms. Zotova joined Vedanta Resources Plc in August 2014. She takes over as the Chairperson of Vedanta's Sustainability Committee, in addition to being a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees of the Board. Her wide range of experience includes portfolio management, strategy, finance and mergers and acquisitions specialising in natural resources. She is currently Principal at L1 Energy. Prior to this, she was Head of International Acquisitions and Divestments for Citigroup's oil and gas division focusing on oil majors and national oil companies. She has a summa cum laude degree in Finance and Management from the Academy of National Economy in Moscow and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management /Columbia Business School.
Mr. Rajagopal joined Vedanta Resources Plc in July 2016, and is currently a member of Vedanta's Audit and Sustainability Committees. He has worked in a variety of senior finance and operational roles, including CFO for Europe and Group Financial Controller in Diageo plc since December 1996, where he was the Global Head of Business Development of Diageo plc from July 2010 until 2015. Prior to joining Diageo plc, Mr. Rajagopal worked with ITC India (a BAT plc associate in India), where he held a variety of senior positions both in finance and general management. Mr. Rajagopal is also a Non-Executive Director of United Spirits, India and is a Senior Advisor to JM Financial Institutional Securities Limited, a leading Investment Bank in India. He has a degree in Commerce from Madras University and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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