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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anil Agarwal

64 2005 Executive Chairman of the Board

Thomas Albanese

59 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Navin Agarwal

56 2005 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Arun Kumar GR

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Roma Balwani

2014 President - Group Communications, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Samir Cairae

51 2016 Chief Executive Officer - Diversified Metals

Steven Din

49 2014 Chief Executive Officer and Director, Konkola Copper Mines

Ajay Dixit

2015 Chief Executive Officer - Power

Sunil Duggal

Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc

Akhilesh Joshi

2015 President – Global Zinc Business and Whole Time Director, Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL)

Rajagopal Kumar

47 2015 Chief Executive Officer - Iron Ore

Abhijit Pati

2015 Chief Executive Officer - Aluminium

P. Ramnath

Chief Executive Officer – Copper Business of Vedanta Limited

Mukesh Bhavnani

2015 Group Legal Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

Mayank Ashar

61 2014 Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of Cairn India Limited

Dilip Golani

48 2011 Director - Management Assurance Function

Tarun Jain

56 Director - Finance of Sterlite

M. Siddiqi

2011 Group Director - Projects

Deepak Kumar

48 Company Secretary

Ravi Rajagopal

2016 Non-Executive Director

Geoffrey Green

66 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Aman Mehta

70 2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Deepak Parekh

72 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ekaterina Zotova

38 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. Mr Agarwal was appointed to the Board in May 2003 and became the Executive Chairman in March 2005. Mr Agarwal is Chairman of the Nominations Committee. Mr Agarwal 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.

Thomas Albanese

Mr. Thomas Albanese has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Vedanta Resources PLC effective April 1, 2014. Mr Albanese is the Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Resources plc, a leading global diversified resources company listed on the London Stock Exchange, with metals and mining, oil & gas and commercial power operations primarily in India and Africa. In addition, Tom is the Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Limited and Chairman of Konkola Copper Mines, both subsidiaries of Vedanta Resources plc. Tom brings a wealth of mining experience from Rio Tinto, the second largest global diversified mining company, where he was appointed a member of the Rio Tinto Board in March 2006 and Chief Executive for the period beginning May 2007 to January 2013. From 2009 until June 2015, Tom served on the Board of Visitors for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina. In August 2013, Tom was appointed onto the Board of Directors of Franco Nevada Corporation, a Toronto-based gold-focused royalty and metal streaming company with assets around the world. In March 2016, Tom was appointed as Co-Chair of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Mining for the year 2016–2017. Tom 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. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Economics and a Master’s in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska.

Navin Agarwal

Mr. Navin Agarwal serves as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Vedanta Resources plc. Mr. Agarwal was appointed to the Board in November 2004 and became the Executive Vice Chairman in June 2005. 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.

Arun Kumar GR

Mr. Arun Kumar is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined Vedanta in 2013 as CFO for the company's Aluminium & Power business. In 2014, he moved into his current role as Executive Vice President Finance & Deputy CFO. As a Chartered Accountant, Arun has over 21 years of experience at global companies such as Hindustan Unilever India and General Electric. Prior to Vedanta, Arun was the CFO for General Electric's Asia-Pacific Lighting & Appliances businesses based out of Shanghai.

Roma Balwani

Ms. Roma Balwani serves as President - Group Communications, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility of the Company., since April 2014. Prior to joining the Group, she was Chief Communications Officer at Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. With over three decades of experience, she has won several Indian and international awards and accolades and she speaks at several summits on sustainable development and communications in India and overseas. Roma has the distinction of being included in the PR Week Global Power Book 2015, South East Asia and from the Holmes Global Report, USA, a recognition in the Global Influence 100. Recently she received the accolade of being one of the 100 Most Impactful Leaders in CSR at the World CSR Congress. Ms Balwani is a director of CMI FPE, and the Indian subsidiary of the Belgian company CMI. She also chairs the CSR committee as a board member.

Samir Cairae

Mr. Samir Cairae serves as Chief Executive Officer - Diversified Metals (India) of the Company. Mr. Cairae was appointed as CEO of Diversified Metals in January 2016. He provides operational and strategic leadership for Vedanta Limited’s Aluminium, Copper India, Power and Iron Ore divisions in addition to Commercial and Asset optimisation functions. Prior to his appointment at Vedanta, Mr. Cairae held various senior leadership positions in global operations at Lafarge and Schlumberger. He has a rich and varied experience of a mix of line and corporate roles in strategy, M&A, industrial operations, in managing industrial operations and business CEO roles in both growth and turnaround situations, in India, China, the Philippines and France and has led complex businesses, including listed companies. In his last role before joining Vedanta, he was heading the global industrial function for Lafarge’s 150 cement operations in over 45 countries and was based in Paris. Mr. Cairae holds a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and a Masters in Management from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) School of Management, Paris.

Steven Din

Mr. Steven M. Din serves as Chief Executive Officer and 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’ experience in African mining and oil & gas. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Din was chief executive officer of Essar Minerals in Zimbabwe. Mr Din spent a large part of his mining career with Rio Tinto where he was managing director and president for Simandou in Guinea, managing director of Strategic Projects for Rio Tinto in Senegal and chief financial officer and executive director of Palabora Copper Mines in South Africa and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium based in London.

Ajay Dixit

Mr. Ajay Kumar Dixit is Chief Executive Officer - Power of the Company. Mr Dixit was appointed as CEO, Power for Vedanta Limited in May 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Dixit worked at Siemens for almost 35 years, in various profiles in the industry and energy sectors before taking over as CEO – Energy sector for South Asia. At Vedanta, he is leading the power plant units vertical with a capacity of over 9GW and driving strategies to achieve the full potential of the business. Mr Dixit is an electrical engineer from Delhi College of Engineering.

Sunil Duggal

Mr. Sunil Duggal serves as Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc of the Company. Mr Duggal joined the Company in August 2010 and has been a significant driver of Hindustan Zinc’s growth over the years. His dedicated efforts on the sustainability front have created safety awareness and helped build a robust safety culture. His thrust in adopting best-in-class mining and smelting techniques, machineries, state-of-the-art environment friendly technologies, and mechanisation and automation of operational activities has added great value. A results-oriented professional with experience of leading high performance teams, Mr Duggal has worked in leadership positions for more than 20 years. He has the ability to keep a level head at all times, nurture and grow a business, evaluate opportunities and risks, successfully drive efficiency and productivity whilst reducing costs and inefficiencies and deliver innovative solutions to challenges. He is an electrical engineering graduate from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala and is an Alumni of IMD, Lausanne – Switzerland and IIM, Kolkata. He is also the President of the Indian Lead Zinc Development Association.

Akhilesh Joshi

Mr. Akhilesh Joshi is President – Global Zinc Business and Whole Time Director, Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) ., subsidiary of Vedanta Resources PLC. Mr. Joshi is Head of Zinc operations in India, Africa and Ireland. He is also Head of Group Exploration and Group R&D services. He joined Hindustan Zinc Limited 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. Mr Joshi is also the Director of Skill Council for the Mining Sector. Mr Joshi has a mining engineering degree from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur and a postgraduate diploma in Economic Evaluation of Mining Projects from School of Mines, Paris. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the Government of India’s ‘National Mineral Award, 2006’ for his outstanding contribution in the field of Mining Technology, Business Today Group’s ‘Best CEO Award (Core Sector), 2013’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013’ by the Indian Mining Engineering Journal. He was also presented with a Gold Medal by the Indian Institute of Metals and was felicitated by the Institution of Engineers (India) for his contribution to the field of mining industry in 2013.

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 to 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 32 years of experience and expertise in accountancy, commerce, marketing, supply chain management, mergers and acquisitions, human capital development, business turnaround and policy advocacy. 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 Aluminium business in March 2015 and is responsible for the Jharsuguda Aluminium complex, Lanjigarh refinery and BALCO. He joined the Group in 2008 and, with his wealth of knowledge over 27 years in the industry, has been a significant driver of the Company’s Aluminium growth. Mr. Pati is a two-times gold medal holder and an honours graduate in Chemical Engineering from the prestigious Calcutta University and holds an MBA from IMI Delhi.

P. Ramnath

Mr. P. Ramnath serves as Chief Executive Officer – Copper Business of Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary company of the Company. Mr Ramnath joined the Company in September 2011 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta’s Copper business in Tuticorin and Silvassa and Fujairah in the UAE and is also a board member for Malco Energy Limited, a subsidiary company of Vedanta Resources plc. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Chief Operating Officer of JK Paper Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience across many varied sectors which include chemicals, specialty chemicals, manufacturing and paper industries, including at Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, Praxair India, SNF Ion Exchange Ltd, Bakelite Hylam Limited and Reliance Industries Limited. Mr Ramnath holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad and has a postgraduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Mukesh Bhavnani

Mr. Mukesh Bhavnani serves as Group Legal Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. Mr. Bhavnani was appointed as Group Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in April 2015. Prior to joining the Group, he was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Bharti Enterprises. He has over 38 years of senior management experience in legal, compliance, company secretarial and corporate affairs within organisations including Essar Group, Sony Entertainment, Max New York Life, Coca-Cola India and Godrej Group.

Mayank Ashar

Mr. Mayank Ashar serves as Managing Director, 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. He also serves on the board of directors of Teck Resources Limited.

Dilip Golani

Mr. Dilip Golani is Director - Management Assurance Function of Vedanta Resources plc. He previously headed the Sales and Marketing function at Hindustan Zinc Limited and the Group Performance Management function. Prior to joining the Group in April 2000, Mr. Golani was part of the Unilever Corporate Audit team responsible for auditing the Unilever group companies in Central Asia, Middle East and Africa region. Earlier, he was responsible for managing operations and marketing functions for one of the export businesses at Unilever India. Mr. Golani has over 25 years of experience and previously worked with Union Carbide India Limited and Ranbaxy Laboratories. Mr. Golani has a degree in mechanical engineering and a postgraduate degree in industrial engineering and management from NITIE.

Tarun Jain

Mr. Tarun Jain serves as Director - Finance, Sterlite of Vedanta Resources plc. Mr Jain joined the Group in 1984 and has over 32 years of executive experience in finance, accountancy, audit, taxation and corporate governance. He is responsible for corporate finance, business development and mergers and acquisitions at Vedanta Limited. 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 the 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

Ravi Rajagopal

Mr. Ravi Rajagopal has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1st July 2016. He joined Diageo plc in 1997, where he worked in various roles until 2015. He was the Global Head of Business Development of Diageo plc from July 2010. His other roles included CFO for Europe and Group Financial Controller. Prior to joining Diageo plc, Mr. Ravi Rajagopal worked with ITC India (a BAT plc subsidiary in India) where he also held a variety of senior positions both in finance and general management. He is also a Non-Executive Director of United Spirits Limited, India.

Geoffrey Green

Mr. Geoffrey Green has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Resources Plc., with effect from August 1, 2012. Mr. Green was a partner of a leading international law firm, Ashurst LLP, from 1983 to 2013 and served as Ashurst’s senior partner and chairman of its management board for ten years until 2008. He was subsequently appointed as head of the firm’s expanding Asian practice from 2009 to 2013, based in Hong Kong. Mr. Green is currently also the non-executive chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, one of the main subsidiary bodies of the Financial Reporting Council. Mr. Green has a wealth of knowledge in respect of UK corporate governance, regulatory and strategic matters, having been an adviser to several major UK listed companies and their boards on a wide variety of corporate and governance issues. He has a degree in law from Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor at Ashurst LLP.

Aman Mehta

Mr. Aman Mehta is no longer serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Resources Plc., effective August 2017. Mr. Mehta is currently a nonexecutive director of Jet Airways (India) Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, PCCW Limited, Wockhardt Limited, Max India Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Cairn India Limited and HKT Limited, Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. Mr Mehta had a 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 non-executive director of Raffle Holdings Ltd, 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 re-appointed as Senior Independent Director of Vedanta Resources PLC., effective August 2017. Mr. Parekh 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 also serves as a director 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.

Ekaterina Zotova

Ms. Ekaterina Zotova serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Zotova joined the Board in August 2014. Ms Zotova has a wide range of commercial experience in the oil & gas industry including strategy, portfolio management, finance and mergers and acquisitions. She is currently a Principal at L1 Energy LLP. Prior to this, Ms Zotova was Head of International Acquisitions and Divestments for Citigroup’s oil & gas division focusing on oil majors and national oil companies. She has also previously held a variety of upstream commercial roles during a 14-year career at Royal Dutch Shell including Head of Portfolio Management for Upstream International. 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.

Ashwin Bajaj