Mr. Anil Agarwal is the Non-Executive Chairman of STL. He has been the Executive Chairman of Vedanta Resources since March 2005. He founded the Vedanta Group in 1976 and has over four decades of entrepreneurial experience. He has helped shape the strategic vision of the Company to contribute to the larger purpose of uplifting communities.
Under his leadership, Vedanta has grown from an Indian domestic miner to a global natural resources group, with a world-class portfolio of large, diversified assets in Oil & Gas, zinc, silver, aluminium, copper, nickel, iron & steel and power that are capable of generating strong cash flows.
Mr. Agarwal’s vision is to empower the nation by achieving self-sufficiency in the natural resources sector. Over the years, he has invested ove US$35 billion for the development of the natural resources sector in India. He has also been a strong advocate for the growth of the MSME sector and startups in India.
Mr. Agarwal believes that businesses must give back to the society and help them prosper. He has pledged 75% of his wealth for social good. He has signed The Giving Pledge, a movement of global philanthropists who have committed to giving away a majority of their wealth towards philanthropic and charitable causes. Mr. Agarwal is committed to promoting the well-being of the communities with a focus on women and child development. His dream project, Nand Ghar, is developing model Anganwadis across India that are focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare and empowering women with skill development. Mr. Agarwal is also committed to nurturing the youth through the promotion of sports and grassroot talent by developing state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in India.
The Anil Agarwal Foundation is committed towards empowering communities, transforming lives and facilitating nation-building through sustainable and inclusive growth. The Foundation has teamed up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve health and nutritional outcomes.