The country's largest cement production company has a new CEO and MD. The Board of the company on 5th August 2010 announced the appointment of Kuldip K Kaura as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ACC Ltd with effect from 13th August 2010.
Mr Kaura, who brings with him rich experience in leading businesses in diverse sectors such as power, natural resources, metals and mining as well as a deep understanding of corporate governance and sustainable development and who has been a Director on the Board of ACC Limited since October 28, 2008, holds a B.E. (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in 1968 and an Executive education at London Business School & Sweedish Institute of Management Stockholm, Sweden.
Prior to this Mr Kaura was CEO of Vedanta Resources Plc, where he is still acting as an advisor. He worked with the Vedanta Resources group for 7 years, playing a significant role in transformation and rapid growth of its group companies, initially as Managing Director of Hindustan Zinc Ltd. Before that he was Managing Director & Country Manager of ABB India, a group where he served 18 years holding various management positions. He started his professional career at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in 1969.