Dec 01, 2020

Dow appointed new country head for Adani

Dow appointed new country head for Adani

Adani Australia has announced a leadership change, with Lucas Dow to move into the role of country head and chief executive officer.

Lucas Dow, who is a director of Adani’s Australian mining business Bravus, is replacing Jeyakumar Janakaraj – known as JJ – who is moving on to lead new business ventures for Adani outside of Australia.

Mr Janakaraj said his time as Adani Australia country head and chief executive officer had been a remarkable journey.

“During my time at Adani Australia we have had significant wins and also some challenges along the way, and it is incredibly satisfying to be handing the leadership of the business over to Lucas Dow, who we know from experience will reliably steer the ship moving forward,” he said.

“It is the right time for a change as the Adani Australia businesses each move into their next phases. We have strong leaders at the helm of each business and with Lucas as country head, our ongoing success is in good hands.”

Mr Dow previously held the role of chief executive officer Adani Mining, now Bravus Mining & Resources.

The company describes him as having played a critical role in the successful commencement of the Carmichael mine and rail projects in Central Queensland.

Prior to joining Adani in April 2018, Mr Dow held senior and diverse roles in global organisations including chief executive officer and asset president for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and VP – Operations and Director – South 32 as well as Vice President of the Queensland Resources Council.