Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc, has been elected as the next Chairman of the International Zinc Association (IZA). Misra is the first Indian and Asian to hold the role of acting chairman of the IZA.
Hindustan Zinc is India’s largest and the world’s second largest zinc-lead miner. Misra said the organization has a great team of specialists, and he’s excited to work with them to increase worldwide demand for zinc while also emphasizing its importance to human health, crop nutrition, sustainable development, and modern life.
The International Zinc Association (IZA) is a non-profit organization that represents the global zinc industry. Its aim is to improve zinc products and markets via research, development, technology transfer, and communication of the unique characteristics that make zinc a sustainable and vital component for a wide range of applications.
“We at IZA-India are quite excited with Misra’s appointment as Chairman,” stated Rahul Sharma, Director-India, IZA. “He, along with other members, will strive to address the concerns of the Industry and underline the significance of zinc in crop nutrition, infrastructure, and human health,” Sharma added. “As the Industry leader, Misra has a deep understanding of the industry and will accelerate IZA’s efforts towards increasing global consumption of Zinc and making India a self-reliant market for Commodities, specifically Zinc.”
About International Zinc Association:
IZA India’s mission is to support and advance zinc products and markets through research, development, technology transfer and communication of the unique attributes that make zinc sustainable and essential for life.
Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) is an Indian integrated mining and resources producer of zinc, lead, silver and cadmium. It is a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited. Earlier it was a Central Public Sector Undertaking, sold by Government of India to Vedanta Limited when Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Bharatiya Janta Party Government was in power in the year 2003. HZL is the world’s second largest zinc producer. They are one of the world’s largest integrated producers of zinc and are among leading global lead and silver producers
IZA members produce 60 percent of the zinc produced worldwide and 50 percent in the western hemisphere. IZA has offices across China, Europe, Latin America, North America, India & Southern Africa, with its headquarters in Durham, North Carolina (US).