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Vedanta Resources Appoints Kuldip Kaura Interim CEO

Kaura has extensive knowledge and experience of Vedanta's operations, having held various senior management and leadership roles with the group for over 15 years

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Vedanta Resources on Thursday (31 August) announced the appointment of Kuldip Kaura as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 September 2017. He replaced Thomas Albanese who is step down as CEO and from the Board on Thursday.

However, he will remain the chairman of Vedanta’s Zambian copper business, Konkola Copper Mines.

The process to identify Vedanta's new CEO is ongoing.

Kaura has extensive knowledge and experience of Vedanta's operations, having held various senior management and leadership roles with the group for over 15 years.

Navin Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta said; "On behalf of the board and my colleagues at Vedanta, I thank Tom for his significant contribution to the business and wish him all the best for his future endeavors. Kuldip has the full support of the Board and the management team and I am certain that he will ensure a smooth transition as we identify a permanent CEO."

Kuldip Kaura, commented: "I look forward to working with the Chairman, the Board and the excellent management team at Vedanta. I have every confidence that we will maintain the business' current momentum and continue to deliver on our strategy focused on production growth, cash generation and deleveraging."


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