Former CEO of Anglo American
Cynthia Carroll, in her current role as Chair of Vedanta Resources Holdings Ltd. advises on key strategic initiatives for the Chairman's Office of Vedanta Resources plc, including corporate development and significant value creation opportunities.
Cynthia began her career as an exploration geologist at Amoco Production Company in Denver, Colorado before joining Alcan Aluminium Corporation. She held various executive roles at the company including President of Bauxite, Alumina and Specialty Chemicals and Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Metal Group, prior to being the Chief Executive of Anglo American from March 2007 to April 2013. At the time, Anglo American was one of the most diversified mining companies in the world employing approximately 150,000 people.
Cynthia sits on the Boards of BP plc and Hitachi Ltd. She previously chaired the Boards of Anglo American Platinum Ltd and De Beers Société Anonyme and has also served on the Boards of the International Council on Mining and Metals, the International Aluminium Institute and The American Aluminium Association. She is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology from Skidmore College, New York, a Master's degree in Geology from the University of Kansas, and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University. She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Exeter, Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Skidmore College and an Honorary Doctorate of Economics from the University of Limerick.