Tom Albanese is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vedanta Resources on 6 March 2014. Tom will take over as the charges of CEO and join the Vedanta board with effect from 1 April 2014.
He will also be appointed as CEO of Sesa Sterlite, main operating entity of Vedanta from 1 April 2014.
Tom will replace Mahendra Singh Mehta, the CEO for both Vedanta Resources and Sesa Sterlite who is retiring on 31 March 2014.
Tom joined the Vedanta Group in September 2013 as Chairman of Vendanta Resources Holding Ltd, the holding company of Sesa Sterlite and Konkola Copper Mines.
Earlier Tom served as head of an Anglo-Australian company, Rio Tinto for six years and resigned in January 2013.
Tom holds a Bachelor's degree in Mineral Economics and a Master's degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska.
About Vedanta Resources
• Vedanta Resources is a London Stock Exchange listed globally diversified natural resources major with interests in Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Aluminium, Power and Oil & Gas.
• Though Vedanta is UK based company and among the world's top 10 mining firms, it is perceived as an India-focused miner because most of its operations are located in India.
• The Chairman of the Vedanta Resources is Anil Agarwal.