GMG Team Barun Gorian

Barun Gorain

Dr. Barun Gorain has more than 25 years of experience in precious and base metals plant operations, capital projects, and in technology and innovation roles. He is now the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Hindustan Zinc, Vedanta Resources, where he leads the company’s strategic technology and transformational initiatives across its mining, milling and smelting operations leveraging digitization, automation and innovation. He was previously with Barrick Gold based in Toronto for 12 years as a director focusing on operational excellence, innovative process technologies and digitization, leading to successful plant design and implementation of breakthrough technologies such as AMBS and various metallurgical improvement initiatives with significant economic benefits. Gorain has also worked with Teck (Cominco) for over six years based in Trail, British Columbia focusing on operations optimization, plant design and technology development for Red Dog Operations in Alaska and Antamina Operations in Peru. Previously he also held positions with Mt. Isa Mines in Australia & also with Coal India. He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from JKMRC at the University of Queensland in Australia and a B.Tech. degree in Mineral Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Gorain has several patents, and has authored and co-authored technical papers, chapters and books. He also recently published a book “Seven Essentials to Transform Your Life”, available through Amazon, focusing on conscious living & wellbeing in this age of modernization, digitization and automation