Sharma will be an incredible asset to the board as the company remains committed to sustainable economic growth of the organisation, Agarwal said.
He has previously held the position of vice-chairman at Hindustan Unilever, the statement said.
"Vedanta is a progressive organisation with a wide presence across natural resources with strong asset footprint, financial strength and above all, strong values. I look forward to working with the entire leadership team, contributing to Vedanta's transformational journey," Sharma said.
Vedanta Ltd, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, is one of the world's leading diversified natural resource companies with business operations in India, South Africa, Namibia and Australia.
Vedanta is a leading producer of oil and gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium, steel and commercial power.
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