Essar today announced the appointment of Mr. Pradeep Mittal as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for its Mining Business – Essar Minerals Limited (EML). In his new role, Mr Mittal will be responsible for developing and mining of coal and iron ore blocks that the Group has acquired.
Essar Group is currently implementing three coal based power plant with a capacity of 3600 MW and is expanding its steel capacity to 9.5 million tonnes in India. EML has been formed to meet the growing need for raw materials of the Group like coal, iron ore and other minerals.
Mr Mittal brings with him a rich experience of over 30 years in his area of expertise in global energy and minerals trade.
Prior to joining the Essar Group, Mr Mittal was with the Adani Group where he was Managing Director for their Mining and Coal Trading business, internationally. He is a commerce graduate and also holds a post graduate diploma in marketing.
Essar Minerals, part of Essar Global Limited, has been formed to meet the raw materials requirement for steel & power business. EML has coal and iron blocks in Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh. It has a built a dedicated team of well qualified and experienced mining engineers, geologists and surveyors for mining exploration and development.
Essar Global Limited (EGL) is a diversified business corporation with a balanced portfolio of assets in the manufacturing and services sectors of Steel, Energy, Power, Communications, Shipping Ports & Logistics, Construction and Mining & Minerals. Essar employs more than 40,000 people across offices in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Essar Group Contacts:
B. Ganesh Pai, GM, Corporate Communications, Essar, Phone: +91 98197 30225, Email: Ganesh.Pai@essar.com
Sharad Goel, Group Head - Media Relations, Essar Group, Phone: +91 22 6660 1858, Email: Sharad.Goel@essar.com