Friday, June 14, 2024

Vedanta readies for post-COVID economic recovery, strengthens its Advisory Board by appointing former Secretary, GoI, and ex-SAIL Chief.

Jitendra Kumar Dadoo, Ex-Secretary, Govt of India also joins Hindustan Zinc’s Management Committee

Vedanta, India’s largest diversified natural resources company with a prominent global footprint. It has announced two senior-level appointments as it readies for the next phase of growth post-COVID, with full to the PM’s call for an atmanirbhar Bharat. Over 50 percent of India’s imports are in the natural resources sector.

Jitendra Kumar Dadoo has been appointed as a Senior Advisor. Dadoo, an Economics graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, is a 1983 batch IAS officer. He will work closely with the Corporate Strategy team and Hindustan Zinc’s management committee to drive key business initiatives.

Dadoo joins the eminent Advisory Board at Vedanta which includes Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai, former Economic Affairs Secretary, R. Gopalan, and former Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary, Saurabh Chandra on Vedanta’s eminent Advisory Board.

Prakash Kumar Singh, former Chairman and Managing director of Steel Authority of India Limited, who has recently joined Vedanta’s Electrosteel Steels Limited (ESL) as President – Growth Projects.

A metallurgical engineer from IIT, Roorkee, Singh will be an integral part of ESL’s management committee and will play a key role in driving marketing, policy, and growth. Said Singh on his appointment, “Vedanta ESL has been a great turnaround story over such a short period of time. The company is in an exciting phase of growth and I look forward to partnering in this journey.”

“We are delighted to have Mr. Singh and Mr. Dadoo join our illustrious advisory board. We surely look forward to an enriching engagement with them to leverage their vast experience and expertise, said Vedanta CEO Sunil Duggal.

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