Hindustan Zinc’s Akhilesh Joshi appointed International Zinc Association vice-chairman

Published - November 05, 2014 03:36 pm IST - New Delhi

Hindustan Zinc on said its CEO Akhilesh Joshi has been appointed as the vice-chairman of the Brussels-based International Zinc Association.

“A decision in this regard was taken by the Board of IZA in their Annual General Meeting on October 23, 2014. Joshi is the first Indian CEO to be appointed as Vice Chairman of IZA,” country’s largest zinc producing firm said in a statement.

Known for his wide expertise in the mining sector, Mr. Joshi has been one of the most influential sectoral strategists. He has also been awarded with National Mineral Award in 2006 by the Government of India.

IZA is a non-profit organisation established in 1990 in Brussels. It has been actively pursuing globally the image of Zinc from an industrial product to an essential element. IZA has also been instrumental in running a “Zinc Saves Kids” programme in association with UNICEF.

It has a strong regional presence in USA, Europe, Latin America, Asia including China, South Africa and Australia, through 11 offices and more than 250 member companies.

Andrew Michelmore, CEO of Melbourne-headquartered MMG is the chairman of IZA.

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