Sterlite Copper has announced the formal appointment of Pankaj Kumar as the new Chief Executive Officer of its operations. In addition to the unit’s copper operations, he will also oversee operations at Malco Energy Limited (MEL) and Fujairah Gold (FZH).
Kumar’s has nearly 29 years of rich industry experience and has previously served as Chief Operating Officer & Director - Smelters at Hindustan Zinc. Prior to that, he worked in various conglomerates such as Tata Steel, Adani Ports and Mittal Steel. Mr. P Ramnath, who led Sterlite copper for the past 8 years has retaired from the role of Chief Executive Officer and will now be staying on in the capacity of a Senior Advisor to the organization.
Talking about his vision for the company, Pankaj Kumar shared “it is an honour to be back in a place that feels like home. Having already worked in Sterlite Copper before, I can positively say Sterlite Copper is a people-first organization and nothing has changed in that regard. I have come at a time when many interesting projects for the development of the region as well as its people are in the pipeline, and I am very excited to serve our community in any way I can.” Wishing Pankaj Kumar the very best, outgoing CEO, Mr Ramnath added, “my tenure as the CEO has been an eventful journey and as is the case with any journey, there have been numerous ups and downs. However, the one thing that will continue to remain steadfast is our commitment towards the well-being of the people of Thoothukudi and nothing will take precedence over that.”
Pankaj Kumar has worked with Sterlite Copper in the past as the Chief Operating Officer. He takes on the helm of affairs at Sterlite Copper at a critical juncture in the company’s journey in Thoothukudi.
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