Vedanta Zinc International restructures Black Mountain Mining board

Vedanta Zinc CFO Pushpender Singla will serve as a director of Black Mountain Mining board.

Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), a grouping of zinc assets located in South Africa, Namibia and Ireland, has announced changes to its Black Mountain Mining (BMM) board.

Mining Review has reported that Vedanta founder, Anil Agarwal, will take over as chair. Anil grew Vedanta Resources from a small scrap metal business into a globally diversified natural resources conglomerate.

Taking up the position of board director is VZI’s chief financial officer, Pushpender Singla, who comes with 15 years of extensive experience in mining and has been actively involved in pushing VZI strategy since 2015. Vassi Naidoo, chairman of South Africa’s Nedbank Group, and previously CEO of Deloitte Southern Africa, will also join the BBM board. Abiel Mngomezulu, former chief executive officer of Mintek, will become an executive member on BBM’s advisory committee.

Announcing the restructure, Anil said in a statement that:

“Vedanta is fully committed to expansion of our operations in South Africa. I am looking forward to contributing to this growth journey in partnership with the South African government, and to be part of the larger vision that will continue to bring prosperity and transformation in the Northern Cape.”