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Mr. Puneet Khurana

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Puneet Khurana ‘A leader in health, safety, and environmental stewardship (HSE)’

Mr. Puneet Khurana is the CEO of Copper and Nickel Operations at Vedanta, a leading global natural resources conglomerate operating across India, South Africa, Liberia, and Namibia. He holds a distinguished career spanning over 18 years at the Vedanta Group, Mr. Puneet Khurana held various cross-functional and cross-business leadership positions within the organization.

Since joining in 2006, he has demonstrated his ability to drive growth and optimize operational performance, resulting in remarkable achievements across key financial metrics such as top-line and bottom-line growth, volume expansion, increased net earnings potential, and cost reduction through effective benchmarking and strategic business partnerships.

Mr. Puneet Khurana currently plays a pivotal role in unlocking the full potential of Sterlite Copper’s operations, overseeing the company’s copper production, its Nickel Business, and its Precious Metals Business. With his leadership, the company is undertaking strategic debottlenecking projects, adopting cutting-edge global practices, and embracing digitalization. He strongly emphasizes customer service excellence, the highest quality standards, and leveraging technological advancements to drive operational efficiencies.

He recognized the importance of sustainability and responsible business practices, and he is actively involved in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy that aligns with the company’s long-term vision. He is also dedicated to fostering a culture of health, safety, and environmental stewardship (HSE), driving leadership development initiatives, and spearheading improvement efforts across the organization.

Mr. Puneet Khurana holds a B. Tech degree from AKG Engineering College, Ghaziabad, and an MBA from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad. He has been felicitated with the W.E. Global Employees’ Choice Award – “Best CEO” 2022 and the “Great Manager” Award by the Economic Times. Within Vedanta, he has received the distinguished Chairman Award for Leadership Excellence.

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