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Equipment India Magazine | Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan takes charge as CEO of Vedanta
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Vedanta Resources Plc (Vedanta) announced the appointment of Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company with effect from August 31, 2018. He has also joined the company’s Board of Directors.
Commenting on the appointment of Venkatakrishnan,
Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta
said, “I’m delighted to welcome Venkat who joins us today as Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Resources Plc. Venkat joins us from AngloGold Ashanti and brings unique perspectives on the global business environment, having a true multi-cultural career journey. His sharp technical skills, business acumen, strong set of ethics and values make him an exceptional leader. I am confident that Vedanta will benefit from Venkat’s insights and global perspective as we continue to focus on executing our strategy and delivering value for all our stakeholders.”
On the occasion, Venkat said, “I am honoured to have been selected as Vedanta’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organisation with the broadest capability in the market and a winning strategy that has enabled us to grow strongly. Building further on this success is a challenge I accept with determination, conviction and fierce ambition for the firm. We are an organisation led by a purpose – to make a positive, meaningful impact that matters to every stakeholder. I will do my best to serve the network by helping enable our leaders and people to make a difference.”
Until recently, Venkat was a Director of Business Leadership South Africa and the World Gold Council. He was a Council Member of the Minerals Council of South Africa and the International Council of Minerals and Metals. Venkat was also a member of the Financial Review Investigation Panel of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
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