Sunil Duggal


Group Chief Executive Officer

Sunil Duggal was appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Vedanta Group in April 2020 and has been subsequently designated as the Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Whole-time Director (WTD) of Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (HZL) since October 2015. He was additionally given the responsibility of leading the Base Metal Group comprising zinc, copper, and iron ore businesses. He joined HZL in August 2010 as Executive Director and thereafter became Chief Operating Officer in 2012 and was Dy. CEO from 2014, before becoming CEO & WTD. Mr. Duggal is a result-oriented professional with over 36 years of experience leading high-performance teams and more than 20 years in leadership positions. He is known for his ability to calmly navigate through tough and challenging times, nurture and grow a business, evaluate opportunities and risks, and successfully drive efficiency and productivity while reducing costs and inefficiencies and deliver innovative solutions to challenges. His thrust on adopting best-in-class mining and smelting techniques, state-of-the-art environmentally friendly technologies and mechanization, automation and digitalization of operational activities has added great value. Mr. Duggal also serves as the Vice Chairman, International Zinc Association (IZA); President, Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI); President, Indian Lead Zinc Development Association (ILZDA). Recently, he has been appointed as the Chair – CII National Committee on Mining. His initial education is from DAV school, Amritsar, and he holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He is an alumni of IMD, Lausanne - Switzerland, and IIM, Kolkata.


Tuesday, 27 October

  • 05:35pm - 06:10pm / -

    Executive Conference

    Technologies to Optimize Costs, Recovery & Emissions in the Upstream

    Indian operators are facing the dual pressures of lowering costs and increasing recoveries to remain competitive, and of decarbonizing the business. These aspirations are not mutually exclusive; the most efficient and effective oil companies tend to be those doing the most to curb their emissions. This session explores efforts underway in both areas along with the intersection between the two.

    What emerging technologies and innovative practices can Indian operators deploy today to drive lower costs, higher recoveries, and reduced emissions associated with operations?
    What is a realistic scope of performance improvements achievable through such means?
    Where is there strong alignment between these areas?