Vedanta is all set to drive the next phase of sustainable growth in the Iron and Steel sector with the strategic elevation of two industry veterans. Sauvick Mazumdar, CEO of Vedanta Iron and Ferro Alloys Business, has been appointed as CEO of Vedanta’s Iron and Steel Sector, while NL Vhatte, who was Director, Vedanta — Value Added Business, will take up the role of CEO-ESL Steel.
Sauvick Mazumdar has been associated with the Group for almost 25 years and has diversified experience in the Iron and Steel sector, including mining, exploration, logistics, iron making and business development.
He was appointed as the CEO of the Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business in 2019. Post the acquisition of FACOR, Mr. Mazumdar has been also leading the Iron & Ferro Alloys Business of Vedanta.
NL Vhatte, who has rich, diversified experience of close to three decades in Pig Iron, Metallurgical Coke, Steel Making and Waste Heat Recovery Power plants will now Head ESL Steel, which was acquired by Vedanta to diversify into the steel industry in 2018.
Commenting on the two top-level appointments, Vedanta Group CEO Sunil Duggal said: “At Vedanta, our constant endeavor is to develop leaders from within the organization. I congratulate Sauvick Mazumdar and NL Vhatte for this much-deserved elevation. With their rich and diversified experience, I am sure that we will take our Iron & Steel business to greater heights with strong emphasis on safety, environment and sustainable growth.”
A mining engineer from NIT-Surathkal, Sauvick Mazumdar has had a successful track record of driving the growth of Vedanta’s Iron Ore Business through best-in-class techniques, innovation, state-of-the art environment friendly technologies, implementation of robust Safety systems and automation.
Mazumdar is a member of FIMI, Goa Mineral Ore Exporters Association (GMOEA), FICCI and CII and has been instrumental in transforming Sesa Goa- as the largest producer of Iron Ore and Merchant Pig Iron Producer and FACOR.