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Group CEO, Vedanta Resources

Sunil Duggal is Whole-time Director, Group Chief Safety Officer and Group CEO at Vedanta since Apr’20. Prior to this, he was CEO & Whole-time Director of Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) between 2015-2020.

His stint at Vedanta followed from Ambuja Cement, a Holcim group company, spanning 20+ years in high-performing leadership roles. He later rose through the ranks at Hindustan Zinc to become CEO and Whole-time Director of Vedanta Ltd. Sunil Duggal is the chair of CII National Committee on Mining, an esteemed mining body. He has also served as Vice-Chairman of International Zinc Association, President of the Indian Lead Zinc Development Association, Chairman of FIMI & Co-chair of FICCI. He carries immense wealth of experience in leadership roles, sustainability, scientific curiosity, commercial & business acumen, conflict resolution and stakeholder management skills. This has equipped him to help Vedanta attain an unprecedented growth trajectory and bring energy transition.

He has also embedded culture of quality, customer satisfaction, digital transformation, innovation, operational excellence, brownfield/greenfield expansion, and safety at Vedanta. Being a passionate ESG leader, he has hardwired sustainability in the organization’s DNA, integrating it with the decision-making process to make it a future ready sustainable organization and achieve ESG leadership. Under his leadership, has also consolidated its position as one of the largest private-sector employers in India and the country’s most valuable company. His people-first approach led to one of the biggest and best in class covid care campaigns across the country helping employees, business partners, their families & communities navigate through the pandemic.

His business leadership has been recognized by several corporate and community organizations across the world, accolading him with numerous awards, including Positioned among India’s top 30 CEOs for paving the way of life in making himself & the company a brand, Startup Lanes, 2021 CEO of the year a “Business Leader of the year”, Fun & Joy at work, ET Now, 2019 Featured amongst 20 best CEOs, The Silicon Review, 2018 Sunil Duggal is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He is also an alumnus of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne – Switzerland, and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata, India. He is an avid reader, an excellent orator, a generous philanthropist & an entrepreneur at heart.