Mr. Kishore Kumar - Non Executive Director
Mr. Kishore Kumar is currently the Director, Strategy and Business Development, Vedanta Resources PLC based of New Delhi. In his last tenure, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore.Kishore comes with three decades of experience, of which 13 years has been in the natural resources arena having handled various portfolios across the Vedanta Group.
From 2013 to January 2015 Kishore Kumar was the CEO of Vedanta Base Metals: Africa, Ireland & Australia and oversaw the Vedanta metals business in Konkola Copper Mines- Zambia, Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd- South Africa, Skorpion Zinc-Namibia, Lisheen Mine - Ireland and Copper Mines of Tasmania- Australia. Early 2008 to August 2013 he functioned as CEO of Konkola Copper Mines Plc & subsequently of Africa Base Metals with Zinc International / Konkola Copper Mines Plc / CMT Australia. From June 2004 to December 2006 he was the Senior Vice President - Marketing for the India copper division. He joined the group in April 2003 as Vice President - Marketing for Hindustan Zinc Limited. - Prior to joining the Vedanta Group Kishore served with Hindustan Lever Ltd for a span of 12 years.
Kishore Kumar holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Calcutta University and has around 31 years of experience in finance, accounts, costing, and taxation, legal and general management. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
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.
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.