Chris Griffith, a seasoned figure in the African mining sector with leadership roles at Amplats and Kumba Iron Ore, both subsidiaries of Anglo American, is set to take the reins at Vedanta Resources. He will assume the position of CEO for the base metals division and President of international operations, starting October 2.
Griffith’s purview will include overseeing Vedanta’s international zinc operations in South Africa and Namibia, as well as managing the iron ore sector in Liberia. Additionally, he will be responsible for the entire copper portfolio, including assets from Konkola Copper Mines recently regained from the Zambian government.
His role extends to supervising operations in the United Arab Emirates and India. Anil Agarwal, Chairman of the Vedanta Group, emphasized Griffith’s extensive industry experience and past executive roles as valuable assets, especially in light of the company’s growth phase in the copper business with the return of KCM to their portfolio.
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