Vedanta Limited has announced the appointment of Ajay Kapur as the Chief Executive Officer of its Aluminium and Power business and member of Group’s Executive Committee.
Ajay brings 31 years of rich and diverse experience across business verticals. He joins Vedanta from Ambuja Cements where he was the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for their India business. He puts a strong focus on sustainable development and under his leadership, Ambuja Cement was recognized for its sustainability initiatives and won several accolades from apex bodies.
Vedanta produces 2.3 million tonnes of aluminium per annum, generates 8 giga watts of power and operates 2 MTPA of alumina refinery.
“Ajay will provide leadership for unlocking the full potential of our Aluminium & Power business which is a USD 10 billion asset with a revenue of USD 6 billion. His enormous experience in the infrastructure sector will definitely work towards driving growth of India’s largest aluminium capacity. We look forward to Ajay’s contributions in taking our Aluminium business to new heights and creating long term and sustainable value for our shareholders,” said Anil Agarwal, Executive Chairman, Vedanta Resources Limited.
A distinguished alumni of the Wharton Business School, Ajay is an Economics graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and an MBA from KJ Somaiya Institute.
Speaking on the appointment, Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO, Vedanta Resources Limited said, “Appointment of Ajay will further bolster the leadership pool of Vedanta Resources, which is committed towards sustainable economic growth of the organisation and the nation. He has been instrumental in leading several excellence programs during his previous tenure, which will be extremely critical and effective in the transformational journey of our aluminium business. Importantly, Ajay always puts a strong focus on safety and sustainable development and he will further sharpen focus on this crucial aspect at our aluminium business."
Ajay will drive key priorities for the Aluminium business which include strong focus on HSE, volume and cost, organization and talent management and improving efficiencies.
Speaking on his appointment as CEO, Vedanta Aluminium and Power Ajay Kapur said, “Vedanta is a progressive organisation with a wide presence across natural resources, strong asset footprint, financial strength and above all strong values. I am excited to join Vedanta as CEO for Aluminium and Power where I see a great opportunity for growing the business and unlock its true potential in one of the fastest growing economies in the world, where the per capita consumption of natural resources is still nascent. I am also keen to drive the sustainability agenda for the business and look forward to working closely with the entire leadership team in Vedanta’s growth journey.”