Management

Naveen Singhal is the Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore, the Iron Ore business vertical of Vedanta limited. Naveen comes with over three decades of experience, of which 22 years has been in the natural resources arena having handled various portfolios in metals & mining and cement industry.

Naveen joined Vedanta in 2003 and had been instrumental in driving the growth projects in Hindustan Zinc from conceptualization to commissioning through best-in-class mining and smelting technologies, mechanization and automation alongside effective stakeholder management. He has been a key pillar to bring about strategic alignment in business with his strong techno-commercial mind set.  

Prior to joining Vedanta, he had served in leadership roles at Swaraj Mazda, Shri Ram & Dunkan Goenka Group and played pivotal role in the areas of supply chain management, assets acquisition, business turnaround strategy, general management and project management.

Naveen has a bachelor degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from IIT, Roorkee and has a post graduate diploma in industrial engineering and management from NITIE, Mumbai. 
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. Azad Shaw joined Vedanta in December 2001 and comes with over 16 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 Marketing functions of Sesa Goa Iron Ore.  Prior to joining the iron ore arm of Vedanta, Mr. Shaw has worked in our Group Companies like HZL & BALCO.

Mr. Shaw 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. Venkataraman joined Vedanta in 2000 and heads the Human Resource, Industrial Relation and Administration function of Sesa Goa Iron Ore. He is responsible for building a global workforce and translating our employees’ latent potential into world-class performance. He played a key vital role in Employee Engagement and Employee involvement including key stakeholders for the successful resumption of Mining operations in Goa. He has more than 16 years of experience with the Vedanta Group. 

Mr. Venkataraman is an Electrical Engineer with Masters in Business Administration and M.Phil in Management.
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. Gupta joined Vedanta Limited in 2013 as Head - Supply Chain in Hindustan Zinc Limited. In 2014 he moved to Sesa Goa Iron Ore as Head - Marketing. Mr. Gupta is responsible to create a best in class commercial organization focused on buying strategy that is aligned to the vision of cost optimization  and consolidation.

He has spent nearly 23 years across diversified automotive companies like Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Mahindra Renault, New Holland Tractors and TATA Motors and has also handled various assignments for Indian and Global companies based in India. 

Mr. Gupta holds a graduate degree in Production Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. 
Mr. Chodankar joined Vedanta –Sesa Goa Iron Ore in July 2002. He comes with an overall experience of over 26 years in various areas of Legal, Compliance and Secretarial

In his role as the Legal Head, Mr. Chodankar provides expert and strategic legal advice to the management. He briefs counsel on legal issues, monitors compliances, legal / contractual documentation and manages the legal impact of external factors across various platforms  with stakeholders, regulatory bodies etc. to facilitate strategic business development and mitigate risks.

Prior to his career at Vedanta-Sesa Goa Iron Ore, Mr. Chodankar was practicing as an Advocate  in the State of Goa.

Mr. D Chodankar  is a  B.Com Graduate  and holds a  LL.B. degree.
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.