Management

Mr. Sauvick Mazumdar joined the company in 1994 and has been a significant driver of Sesa Goa Iron Ore’s growth over the years.  He is presently responsible for the overall operations and expansion projects of the Iron Ore business.

His dedicated efforts on the sustainability front has created a robust safety awareness and HSE culture in the organization.  His thrust on adopting best-in class techniques, innovation, state-of-the art environment friendly technologies and automation of operational activities has added great value.  With an experience of over two decades, he has led high performance teams and has handled various senior positions including steering the Senior Management leadership during the mining ban.  

Mr.  Mazumdar began his career as a Graduate Engineer Trainee with Sesa and rose to the current rank with sheer passion and dedication to his role.
 
Mr. Mazumdar holds a B.Tech degree in Mining Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal Karnataka and a First Class Mines Manager’s Certificate of Competency from Directorate - General of    Mines Safety - Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India, Dhanbad.
Mr. Navin Jaju joined Vedanta in March 2005 and comes with over 15 years of experience in Finance, Accountancy, Audit, Taxation, Treasury and Corporate Governance.   In his role as a Chief Financial Officer he oversees the Finance, Information Technology and Secretarial functions of Sesa Goa Iron Ore.  Prior to joining the iron ore Business of Vedanta, Mr. Jaju has worked in our Group Companies like HZL & BALCO & Corporate Office. Mr. Jaju is a B. Com graduate from the prestigious St. Xavier’s College and a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr.  Vhatte, joined Vedanta in 1993 as Assistant Manager and presently heads the Value Addition Business (VAB) of the company. In his role he is responsible for the growth of the VAB along with Plant Operations, Sales of Pig Iron, Met Coke and Power. His leadership and strategic approach has helped VAB to become the largest merchant pig iron producer in India at the lowest cost among peer groups. Mr. Vhatte championed the successful expansion of Pig Iron, Met Coke and Power Plant raising the unit capacity to 800 K Mt of Pig Iron. 

Prior to this, he has worked with Kalyani Steels, Pune for eight years as a Project & Maintenance Engineer. He brings with him more than 31 years of experience in the Pig Iron, Metallurgical Coke, Waste Heat based Power Plant and Steel Industry.
  
Mr. Vhatte holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA in Finance from IGNOU. 
Mr. Krishna Reddy heads the Vedanta - Sesa Goa Iron Ore operations in Karnataka. He has an enriching experience of 21 years of which six years have been with the iron ore vertical of Vedanta. His previous employers include Sesa Mining Corporation (Dempo) and Gulf Mining.

He started his career as a budding engineer with V.S.DEMPO & CO LTD  in the year 1994.  

Mr. Krishna Reddy   holds a B.Tech Degree in Mining from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Suratkal and   also possesses a First Class Mines Manager’s Certificate from Directorate - General of    Mines Safety - Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India, Dhanbad.
Mr. Joseph Coelho is Chief Operating officer & Interim Director of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore, the Iron Ore business vertical of Vedanta limited. Mr. Coelho has been associated with the group since 1986. He carries with him a total experience of 32 years.Mr. Coelho joined as Engineer Trainee at Amona plant in 1986 and moved to Codli mines in 1988. He was elevated to GM-South cluster in 2010. He is a chairperson of Government Pollymag - Goa.Mr. Coelho holds a diploma in Mining Engineering, Mine Survey'85, 1st class Mines Manger Certificate '97 from Govt polytechnic college.
Ms.  Verenkar joined Vedanta - Sesa Goa Iron Ore in 1996 and has a rich experience of 20 years  in the field of Environment & Corporate Social Responsibility.  In her role, she has been instrumental in the frontline planning and execution of various sustainability initiatives at the iron ore business. Ms. Verenkar is passionate about community engagement and has a  strong stakeholder connect.
 
Prior to this, she was working with M/s Italab Pvt. Ltd and Helvetica Laboratories.

Ms. Verenkar holds a degree in MSc in Microbiology from  Goa University and  also  possesses a  Post Graduate Degree in Ecology & Environment from Bhopal University. She was awarded Fulbright Scholarship in 2004-05 and   Leadership in Environment and Development (LEAD) fellowship in 2015- 16. 
Mr. Praveen George is the Chief Human Resource Officer of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business. Mr. George has been associated with Vedanta group since April 2008 and carries with him total experience of 12 years.  In his role he oversees the Human Resource & Industrial relation functions of Sesa Goa Iron Ore.  Prior to joining the iron ore business, Mr. George has worked with Vedanta Aluminium Ltd, Lanjigarh.Mr George holds an MBA degree in Human Resource Management from Loyola Institute of Business Administration.
Mr. Nikhil Kulkarni is the Chief Commercial Officer of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business. Mr. Kulkarni has been associated with Vedanta group since June 2005 and carries with him total experience of 15 years.  In his role he oversees the Commercial functions of Sesa Goa Iron Ore.  Prior to joining the Iron Ore Business, Mr. Kulkarni has worked with Sterlite Industries Ltd, a Vedanta Group Company. Mr Nikhil is a Mechanical Engineer & holds an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing from ICFAI Business School (IBS)-Hyderabad.