UDAIPUR: The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) has appointed Sunil Duggal, the CEO of Hindustan Zinc, as its new President. The decision in this regard was taken by FIMI in their Annual General Meeting held on August 14, company informed.
The FIMI is an all-India apex body established in 1966, to promote the interests of mining (including coal), exploration, mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries.
He is also Vice Chairman of International Zinc Association, Co-Chair – FICCI Non-Ferrous Metals Committee 2018 and President – Indian Lead Zinc Development Association. He has also been Co-Chair of CII National Committee on Mining for 2017-18 and Chairman of Skill Council for Mining Sector.
An electrical engineering graduate and an Alumni of IMD, Lausanne – Switzerland and IIM Calcutta, Duggal is driving Hindustan Zinc to achieve the metal production capacity of 1.5 million tonne and 1500 tonnes of silver within a span of 5 years. It is in his tenure that Hindustan Zinc has become a fully underground mining company and has been ranked 3rd in Environment and 11th overall in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index amongst mining and metal companies globally.
He is also the Chairman of the Vedanta Ethics Committee and anchors Vedanta HSE Council. Duggal has embedded a strong safety culture in the Company and has adopted best-in-class mining and smelting techniques, state of art environment friendly technologies, mechanisation, digitalization and automation of operational activities into the business.
On appointed as President of the FIMI, Sunil Duggal said, “I have always believed that India is blessed with immense mineral resource. Each and every citizen of this country aligns with ‘Make in India’ vision and to achieve this vision we have to ‘Find in India’. Above the ground is agriculture and below the ground are minerals. And minerals are a natural wealth for any country, and if utilized sustainably they bring prosperity, development and help towards eradication of poverty. If India has to achieve double digit growth, the contribution of mineral sector would need to be brought to 7-8% of India’s GDP, which is not the state today.”
(Based on statement)
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