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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anil Agarwal

62 2005 Executive Chairman of the Board

Rajesh Padmanabhan

2014 President and Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Tom Albanese

57 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Navin Agarwal

Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Din Jalan

2005 Chief Financial Officer

Roma Balwani

2014 President - Group Communications, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Steven Din

48 2014 Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director, Konkola Copper Mines

Ajay Dixit

2015 Chief Executive Officer - Power

Akhilesh Joshi

2011 Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director, Hindustan Zinc Limited

Rajagopal Kumar

47 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Iron Ore

Abhijit Pati

2015 Chief Executive Officer - Aluminium

Mukesh Bhavnani

2015 Group Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Mayank Ashar

60 2014 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cairn India Limited

Dilip Golani

47 2011 Director - Management Assurance Function

Tarun Jain

Director - Finance of Sterlite

M. Siddiqi

2011 Group Director - Projects

Deepak Kumar

48 Company Secretary

Geoffrey Green

65 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Euan Macdonald

45 2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

Aman Mehta

69 2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Deepak Parekh

71 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Katya Zotova

37 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ashwin Bajaj

2015 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Anil Agarwal

Mr. Anil K. Agarwal serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Vedanta Resources plc. He founded the Group in 1976 and has over three decades of entrepreneurial and mining experience. He has helped to shape the Group’s strategic vision and under his leadership, Vedanta has grown from an Indian domestic miner into a global natural resources group with a world class portfolio of large, diversified, structurally low-cost assets which are capable of generating strong cash flow. Mr Agarwal is also a director of Sterlite Technologies Limited, Conclave PTC Limited and the Anil Agarwal Foundation.

Rajesh Padmanabhan

Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan serves as President and Group Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Mr Padmanabhan was appointed in June 2014 to spearhead the Group’s human resources function. His responsibilities include driving the Group’s people strategy and transformation, leadership building, talent management, capability building, total rewards and performance management. Prior to joining the Group, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Capgemini India since 2010. Mr Padmanabhan has over three decades of global industry experience in finance, systems and human resources in companies like Patni Computer Systems, The Oberoi Group, Essel Propack, and the ICICI group in a variety of roles. He has a double masters in finance and human resources from the University of Mumbai.

Tom Albanese

Mr. Tom Albanese has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Vedanta Resources PLC effective April 1, 2014. In September 2013, Mr Albanese was appointed Chairman of Vedanta Resources Holdings Limited, the holding company of Sesa Sterlite Limited and Konkola Copper Mines. He is also a director of Franco-Nevada Corporation, a Toronto-based gold and metal streaming company. From 2007 to January 2013, Mr Albanese was chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Plc. Mr Albanese joined Rio Tinto in 1993 when the company acquired Nerco Minerals, where he was chief operating officer from 1989 to 2000. Mr Albanese joined Nerco Minerals in 1985 as an analyst, prior to working as an engineer from 1981 to 1983 on an Alaskan gold project acquired by Nerco. Mr Albanese previously served on the boards of Ivanhoe Mines Limited, Palabora Mining Company and Turquoise Hill Resources Limited. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Visitors, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. Mr Albanese holds a bachelor’s degree in mineral economics and a master’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Alaska.

Navin Agarwal

Shri. Navin Agarwal is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Vedanta Resources plc. Mr Agarwal has over 25 years of senior management experience within the Group and is currently the Chairman of the Company’s principal subsidiary Vedanta Limited and Cairn India Limited. He is the Chairman of the Group’s Human Resources Advisory Committee and has championed personnel training and development initiatives to grow the talent pipeline for senior management succession planning within the Group. He has also been instrumental in promoting a culture of continuous improvement in business processes and nurtured the Management Assurance practice across the Group. He is a member of the Procurement, Marketing and Sustainable Development and Communications Advisory Committees. Mr Agarwal was formerly the Chairman of the Executive Committee until 31 August 2013.

Din Jalan

Mr. Din Dayal Jalan is Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta Resources plc. Mr Jalan has over 36 years of senior management experience covering business improvement, corporate finance, accountancy, audit, taxation, corporate governance and legal matters. 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.

Roma Balwani

Ms. Roma Balwani serves as President - Group Communications, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility of the Company, since April 2014. She has a rich and diverse experience with a career spanning over 30 years at Mahindra & Mahindra and Aptech. Prior to joining the Group, she was Chief Communications Officer at Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Ms Balwani has received several prestigious communications related accolades and was the first Indian to receive the SABRE Award for outstanding individual achievement. She is a member of the global advisory committee of the World Communication Forum at Davos, the PR Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Association of Business Communicators of India.

Steven Din

Mr. Steven M. Din serves as Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of the Company. Mr Din was appointed Chief Executive Officer of KCM in May 2014. He has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources industry, with over 15 years of African mining and oil & gas experience. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Din was chief executive officer of minerals for Essar in Zimbabwe. He was also previously managing director of Strategic Projects for Rio Tinto in Senegal, chief financial officer of Palabora Copper Mines in South Africa and managing director and president of Rio Tinto Simandou in Guinea.

Ajay Dixit

Mr. Ajay Dixit is Chief Executive Officer - Power of the Company. Mr. Dixit is an Electrical engineer from Delhi College of Engineering. He joined Siemens as Project Manager and in the span of 35 years, has handled various profiles before taking over as CEO-Energy Sector for South Asia.

Akhilesh Joshi

Mr. Akhilesh Joshi is Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director, Hindustan Zinc Limited., subsidiary of Vedanta Resources PLC. Mr Joshi joined Hindustan Zinc Ltd in 1976 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of HZL in February 2012. In October 2008, he became Chief Operating Officer and Whole Time Director of HZL. Prior to this, he was the 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, Paris. He also has a first class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency. He has received several prestigious awards for his outstanding contribution in the field of mining technology and non-ferrous metal sector in India.

Rajagopal Kumar

Mr. Rajagopal Kishore Kumar is Chief Executive Officer, Iron Ore of Vedanta Resources plc. Mr Kumar joined the Group in April 2003 and has held various executive roles including Chief Executive Officer of Sterlite Copper from 2007 to 2008, Chief Executive Officer of KCM from 2008 to 2011, Chief Executive Officer of Zinc International from 2011-2013 and Chief Executive Officer, Africa (Base Metals) from 2013 to 2015. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s Iron Ore businesses with effect from February 2015 and is leading the revival of profitable, low cost iron ore mining operations in Goa and Karnataka as well as developing the Liberian Project. Mr Kumar has nearly 30 years of experience and expertise in accountancy, commerce, marketing, supply chain management, mergers and acquisitions and human capital development. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Kumar worked at Hindustan Lever Limited for 12 years.

Abhijit Pati

Mr. Abhijit Pati serves as Chief Executive Officer - Aluminium of the Company. Mr Pati was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s aluminum business in March 2015 and is responsible for the Jharsuguda Smelters, Lanjigarh Alumina and BALCO. He joined the Group in 2008 and, with his wealth of knowledge over 26 years in the industry, has been a significant driver of Jharsuguda’s growth. Mr Pati is a graduate chemical engineer from the University of Calcutta and holds an MBA from IMI Delhi.

Mukesh Bhavnani

Mr. Mukesh Bhavnani serves as Group Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. Mr Bhavnani was appointed as Group Legal Counsel and Head of Compliance in April 2015. Prior to joining the Group, he was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Bharti Enterprises. He has over 37 years of senior management experience in legal, compliance, company secretarial and corporate affairs within organisations including Essar Group, Sony Entertainment, Max New York Life and Coca Cola India.

Mayank Ashar

Mr. Mayank Ashar serves as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cairn India Limited (Cairn India), a subsidiary of the Company, since November 2014. He has a wealth of experience spanning over 36 years in the international oil & gas industry. He has previously held various senior management and top leadership roles in global organisations such as British Petroleum, Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy and was formerly President of Irving Oil Limited. During his career, Mr Ashar has helped to deliver industry-leading business results and demonstrated expertise in driving strategic growth, delivering operational efficiency and executing large, complex capital intensive projects. In recognition of his operational excellence and large scale project management leadership in the oil sands with Suncor Energy, Mr Ashar was named as the Operations Executive of the Year by the Canadian Business Magazine in 2003. He has a masters in engineering and an MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Dilip Golani

Mr. Dilip Golani is Director - Management Assurance Function of Vedanta Resources plc. Mr Golani currently heads the Group’s Management Assurance function, a position he had also previously held from April 2000 to July 2004. Mr Golani has over 25 years of experience and previously headed the Sales and Marketing function at Hindustan Zinc and the Group Performance Management function from August 2004 to November 2005. Prior to joining the Group in April 2000, Mr Golani was responsible for managing the Operations and Marketing functions for one of the export businesses of Unilever India. Mr Golani has a degree in mechanical engineering and a post graduate degree in industrial engineering and management.

Tarun Jain

Mr. Tarun Jain serves as Director - Finance, Sterlite of Vedanta Resources plc. Mr. Jain Jain joined Sesa Sterlite in 1984 and has nearly 30 years of experience in finance, accounts, audit, taxation and company secretarial. He is responsible for corporate finance, corporate strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions at Sesa Sterlite. Mr Jain is a graduate of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

M. Siddiqi

Mr. M. Siddiqi is Group Director - Projects of Vedanta Resources PLC. Mr Siddiqi joined the Group in 1991 and rising through several operational roles, he led the set-up of the Group’s large aluminium and power projects including BALCO smelters and captive power plants. He also played a key role in setting up the copper smelter at Tuticorin and copper refinery at Silvassa. Prior to his appointment as Group Director of Projects he was chief executive officer of the Group’s Aluminium division. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Siddiqi held senior positions in Hindustan Copper Limited. He has over 38 years of industry experience. Mr Siddiqi has a mechanical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a PG Diploma in Management from AIMA, New Delhi.

Deepak Kumar

Mr. Deepak Kumar serves as Company Secretary of Vedanta Resources PLC.

Geoffrey Green

Mr. Geoffrey Green has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Resources Plc., with effect from August 1, 2012. He 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.

Euan Macdonald

Mr. Euan R. Macdonald is no longer Independent Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Resources plc, effective August 2016. Mr. Macdonald has a wealth of corporate and financial knowledge having previously spent over 20 years with SG Warburg, specialising in emerging market finance. From 1995 to 1999, Mr Macdonald was chairman of SBC Warburg India, responsible for the bank’s activities in India, and from 1999 to 2001 he was executive vice chairman of HSBC Securities and Capital Markets, India. Mr Macdonald has a degree in economics from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in finance and international business from Columbia Business School.

Aman Mehta

Mr. Aman Mehta has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Resources Plc., effective August 1, 2013. Mr Mehta is currently 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 an long career spanning over three decades 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 nonexecutive 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. His strong financial background and global executive experience have been beneficial in providing effective oversight through rigorous challenge to the Board and the Audit Committee.

Deepak Parekh

Mr. Deepak S. Parekh has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Resources PLC., effective June 1, 2013. 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.

Katya Zotova

Ms. Katya Zotova serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Zotova brings a wide range of experience in portfolio management, strategy, finance and mergers and acquisitions specialising in Natural Resources. She is currently Principal at Pamplona Global Energy Fund, which she joined earlier this year from Citigroup where she was Head of International Acquisitions and Divestments for the bank's oil and gas division focusing on oil majors and national oil companies. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2012, she spent much of her career with Royal Dutch Shell based in various locations, including Houston, Moscow and the Hague. Her last role with Shell was Head of Portfolio Management for Upstream International. Ms Zotova 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.

Ashwin Bajaj