Board of Directors

Mr. M. Siddiqi - Non Executive Director

Mr. M. Siddiqi is the Director of Projects at Vedanta. Prior to joining the group, Mr. Siddiqi held senior positions in Hindustan Copper Limited. He has over 32 years of industry experience, including more than 15 years at senior level project management positions within Vedanta. Mr. Siddiqi received his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.


Mr. R. Kannan - Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. R. Kannan has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of banking, merchant banking, mutual funds, stock broking and venture capital. He has been member of High Power Committees, appointed by the Government of India, for Stock Transfer Reforms, Bank Finance against stocks, entry norms for private sector mutual funds, Safety Net Mechanism for equity offerings, Bank finance for diamond trade, SEBI Deregulation for recognition of SROs in financial services. He is a Post Graduate in Mathematics from Madras University, PGDMS from Bombay University and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers with Industrial Finance.


Mr. A.R. Narayanaswamy - Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. A.R. Narayanaswamy is a Consultant in accounting, financial management and information technology areas across several industry verticals and has over 37 years of experience as Chartered Accountant. Mr. Narayanaswamy has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.


Mr. Arun Kumar GR - Non Executive Director

Arun Kumar GR was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta Limited in September 2016 and a Director of this Company on October 20, 2016.

 Arun joined Vedanta in 2013 as CFO for the company's Aluminium & Power business. In 2014, he moved into the role of Executive Vice President Finance & Deputy CFO, as part of which he was responsible for enhancing the capability of the finance function in the areas of accounting, risk management, driving value creation, strategic planning, re-financing, board reporting and governance and direct taxation.

As a Chartered Accountant, Arun has over 21 years of experience at global companies such as Hindustan Unilever and General Electric. Prior to joining Vedanta, Arun was the CFO for General Electric's Asia-Pacific Lighting & Appliances business based out of Shanghai.

Arun is married with two children.

Ms. Pooja Yadava - Non Executive Woman Director

Ms. Pooja Yadava is currently with Vedanta Limited as Corporate Counsel. She is a Law Graduate from ILS Law College in Pune.