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Dr. Nik Senapati is the Honorary Advisor to FICCI in Australia and is an Advisor to Dua Associates and Consulting in New Delhi. Until 2015 Nik was country head (MD) of Rio Tinto in India, a role that he held for almost 10 years.

Nik is a geologist and has spent over 35 years in the mining industry with roles in exploration, operations, strategy and external relations. He chaired the mining committee of CII, was instrumental in establishing the Sustainable Mining Initiative for the Indian mining industry and initiated the Skills Council in the Mining Sector.

Nik was educated in India, Australia and as a Rhodes Scholar in the UK.