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CII leadership: Arun Misra becomes president, Sanjay Agarwal VP

, CEO Zinc Business, Vedanta has assumed office as the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Rajasthan, a leading industry body. 

Sanjay Agarwal, managing director and ceo of AU Small Finance Bank, has assumed office as the vice president of CII state council. Both the industry leaders have been appointed as office bearers for the year 2024-25.

Arun Misra, the CEO of Zinc Business at Vedanta, has been at the helm of Hindustan Zinc, a global giant in zinc production and the fifth-largest silver producer, since August 1, 2020. His expanded in June 2022, as he took charge of managing the operations and growth of Vedanta Zinc International, with mines and concentrators in South Africa. Furthermore, as of August 1, 2023, Misra has been appointed as the Executive Director at Vedanta Limited.

Misra's achievements include being the first-ever Indian Chairperson of the International Zinc Association. Under his guidance, achieved the highest Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) score of 85 among 238 companies in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment 2023 in the Mining & Metal sector. His academic background includes a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, and diplomas in Mining and Beneficiation from the University of New South Wales Sydney, and General Management from CEDEP, France. Beyond his professional pursuits, Misra is passionate about singing, golf, and football.

Sanjay Agarwal assumed the position of Vice . As a pioneer in banking and the visionary founder of AU SFB, he has played a crucial role in the bank's evolution into India's largest small finance bank, promoting financial inclusion and excellence.

A merit-holder Chartered Accountant, Mr. Agarwal founded Au Financiers in 1996, serving the financial needs of small entrepreneurs in rural and semi-urban areas. Under his leadership, AU SFB achieved scheduled commercial bank within its inaugural year of banking operations. AU Small Bank is India's largest small finance bank, operating across 1,049+ banking touchpoints, serving 46.8 lakhs customers in 21 states & 3 Union Territories.

Apart from his financial endeavours, Agarwal is a passionate cricketer and represented Rajasthan in the Under-19 team in 1990.

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