Cairn Oil and Gas Selects Ajay Kumar as CEO

Ajay brings 39 years of rich experience in the energy sector and joined Vedanta in 2015 from Siemens where he was CEO - Energy for South Asia.

Cairn Oil and Gas recently announced the appointment of Ajay Kumar Dixit as CEO. Ajay succeeds Sudhir Mathur, who after seven successful years with the company, moves on to pursue personal endeavours.

Ajay brings 39 years of rich experience in the energy sector and joined Vedanta in 2015 from Siemens where he was CEO – Energy for South Asia. An alumnus of Delhi College of Engineering, he served as the acting CEO of Vedanta’s aluminium and power business before being elevated to this new role. He brings deep experience in strategy, operations, technology, finance and regulatory affairs. His leadership will support Cairn’s vision to realise the full potential of Barmer block, grow the offshore business, appraisal of new blocks under OALP I and DSF II, and in continuing to steer a strong and high growth organisation.

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO, Vedanta, said, “Ajay has a deep understanding of our business and the markets we operate in. He is a dynamic and values-driven leader with an impressive track record of delivering consistent high-quality performance in a safe and sustainable way.”

Ajay said, “We will continue to invest systematically and bring in world-class technology to further strengthen our India exploration footprint. Our focus will remain on exploration and production in innovative and sustainable ways to support India’s vision of energy security and self-sufficiency.”

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