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Mr. Navin Agarwal Chairman & Non-Executive Director
Mr. Navin Agarwal (DIN 00006303), 55, is the Executive Chairman of Vedanta Ltd and Chairman of Cairn India Ltd, and Executive Vice Chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc. He has been with the Vedanta group since its founding and has extensive experience in the natural resources industry. Mr. Agarwal plays a key role in the strategic and governance framework of the Vedanta Group, and provides leadership for its long-term planning, business development and capital planning. He has been instrumental in the growth of the group, through world-scale organic projects, as well as acquisitions. He is a member of the nomination and remuneration committees for both Vedanta Limited and Cairn India Limited. He is passionate about developing leadership talent for the group, and identifying and nurturing future leaders.
Mr. Tarun Jain Non-Executive Director
Mr. Tarun Jain (DIN 00006843),56, is a graduate from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is a Wholetime Director of Vedanta Limited (erstwhile Sesa Sterlite Limited). Mr. Jain has over 37 years’ experience in corporate finance, accounts, audit, taxation, secretarial and legal matters. He is responsible for Vedanta’s strategic financial matters, including corporate finance, corporate strategy, business development and M&As.
Ms. Priya Agarwal Non-Executive Director
Ms. Priya Agarwal (DIN 05162177),26, has done B.Sc. Psychology with Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK. She had experience in Public Relations with Ogilvy & Mather and in Human Resources with KornFerry International, Vedanta Resources and HDFC Bank and in Strategic Planning with Rediffusion Y&R.
Mr. Aman Mehta Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr. Aman Mehta (DIN 00009364), 69, is an economics graduate from Delhi University. He has over 39 years’ experience in various positions with the HSBC Group from where he retired in January 2004 as CEO Asia Pacific. Mr. Mehta occupies himself primarily with corporate governance, with Board and advisory roles in a range of companies and institutions in India as well as overseas. Formerly, he has been a Supervisory Board member of ING Group NV and a Director of Raffles Holdings, Singapore. He is also a member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a member of the International Advisory Board of Prudential of America.
Mr. Naresh Chandra Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr. Naresh Chandra (DIN 00015833), 81, graduated with Masters’ degree in Mathematics from Allahabad University. A former civil servant, he joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1956 and has served as Chief Secretary of Government of Rajasthan, Commonwealth Secretariat Advisor on Export Industrialization and Policy in Colombo (Sri Lanka), advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, and successively Secretary to the Ministries of Water Resources, Defence, Home and Justice in the Government of India. In December 1990, he became Cabinet Secretary, the highest post in the Indian Civil Service. In 1992, he was appointed as the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. He has served as the Governor of the state of Gujarat during 1995-1996 and Ambassador of India to the United States of America during 1996-2001. He has also chaired the Committee on Corporate Audit and Governance, the Committee on Private Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships and the Committee on Civil Aviation Policy for the Government of India. He has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, a high civilian award, by the President of India in 2007. He is currently serving as a director on Board of some listed companies like Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finserv, Vedanta Limited (erstwhile Sesa Sterlite Limited) , Cairn India Limited etc.
Dr. Omkar Goswami Non-Executive & Independent Director
Dr. Omkar Goswami (DIN 00004258), 59, holds a Master of Economics Degree from the Delhi School of Economics. He is a D. Phil in Economic History from Oxford University. He has taught in several academic institutions in India and abroad; edited one of India’s best known business magazines; was the Chief Economist of the Confederation of Indian Industry; and is the Executive Chairman of CERG Advisory Private Limited, a consulting and advisory firm. Dr. Goswami serves as an independent director on the boards of a number of companies and is an author of various books and research papers on economic history, industrial economics, public sector, bankruptcy laws and procedures, economic policy, corporate finance, corporate governance, public finance, tax enforcement and legal reforms.
Mr. Edward T Story Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr. Edward T Story (DIN 02582353), 72, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas and an honorary Doctorate degree by the Institute of Finance and Economics of Mongolia. He is a member of the North America Mongolia Business Council. Mr. Story has 50 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry and is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the London Stock Exchange listed SOCO International Plc.