Neelima Khetan is the Group CSR Head for Vedanta Resources Plc, a global diversified resources company. She is also Vice President, CSR at Hindustan Zinc (which is part of Vedanta). HZL is a world leader in zinc production, as also lead and silver. HZL has a long history of working for community betterment, and is among the Top-20 CSR spenders of the country. Neelima joined Vedanta in November 2015.
Prior to joining HZL, Neelima was the Director, CSR and Sustainability for Coca Cola in India and South West Asia – where she worked for 3.5 years.
Neelima has long experience of the social sector, having held leadership positions like – India Country Director of the American India Foundation and Chief Executive of Seva Mandir. She was also the Acting Director of Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), from June 2006 to May 2007.
Neelima has served on the Boards of many NGOs and Academic Institutions. She has also served on many Central and State Government Committees, including the Land Reforms Committee of the Government of India and the Task Force to suggest Decentralized Funding Mechanisms to the Planning Commission.
Neelima received the Laxmipat Singhania-IIM Lucknow National Leadership Award for young leaders from India’s Prime Minister in December 2006. In March 2007, she was given the Maharana Mewar Award from the Maharana Mewar Foundation, for work of permanent value to society through service and philanthropy.
Neelima holds a Master’s in Rural Management from IRMA and a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.