Managing Director, Rio Tinto India, India
Dr. Nik Senapati started in his role in early 2006. Nik’s schooling was in Dehra Dun and his initial degree is in geology from St Xavier’s College, Bombay University. He has further degrees from Oxford University and a PhD in geology from Wollongong University, Australia. Nik’s experience with Rio Tinto spans over 29 years in a wide range of exploration, mining, strategy, business improvement and operating roles. He has worked in the Corporate, Exploration, Aluminium and Coal sectors of the company. He has run Rio Tinto’s bauxite operations in Queensland and its coal operations in New South Wales. Nik’s last role was general manager, External Affairs for the coal business in Australia. As managing director, India, Nik works with key external stakeholders to represent Rio Tinto interests.