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.  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.
Mr. Jasmeet Singh Wadehra is Chief Legal Officer of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore, the Iron Ore business vertical of Vedanta limited & TSPL. Mr. Wadehra carries with him a total experience of 19 years, 2 yrs in group & 17 yrs outside the group.Mr. Wadehra is a member of the legal Council & plays a key role in driving the Council’s Charter for the group.  Mr. Wadehra has been associated with the group since 2015 and has wide expertise in Legal, Compliance, regulatory, & Litigation Management and has previously worked with Fedex, Deutche Bank & GE Capital.Mr. Wadehra is a B.Com Graduate from University of Delhi & LLB from University of Delhi, Campus Law Centre.
Mr. Surendra Purohit is Chief Commercial officer of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore, the Iron Ore business vertical of Vedanta limited since March 2017. Mr. Purohit has been associated with Vedanta since 1986 & carries with him total experience of 32yrs in the group.Mr. Purohit joined as Cost accountant in 1986 in HZL and later was elevated to Head Commercial in 2008.He was seconded to KCM as senior Commercial controller in 2012 & was elevated to CCO in 2012. In  2013 he moved out of commercial to deal with Forensic Audit & other issues with GOZ.Mr. Purohit has done M.Com from Udaipur University & holds degree in ICWA & MCIPS from Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.
Mr. Harjinder Singh Sidhu is the Chief People Officer of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore, the Iron Ore business vertical of Vedanta limited. Mr. Sidhu carries with him a total experience of 18 years, 7 yrs in group & 11 yrs outside the group.Mr. Sidhu Joined Cairn in 2011 as Head HR for all operating assets of Cairn. Prior to joining Vedanta, Mr. Sidhu had served in leadership roles at WIPRO Tech, Genpact Ltd., NIPE Ltd ,NIIT Ltd , Microsoft India, CEIL, CIL and played pivotal role in the areas of talent Management, setting up HR Systems, Learning & Development.Mr. Sidhu is a graduate in Public Administration from Punjab University & MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
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.