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Vedanta Resources names ex-CEO Kaura as interim chief exec

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Indian mining company Vedanta Resources Plc named former CEO Kuldip Kaura as its interim chief executive, to replace Tom Albanese who is due to step down on Thursday.

The company's search for a new CEO is ongoing, it said on Wednesday.

Albanese, whose contract was extended in March for five months, will step down from the board but will remain chairman of Vedanta's Zambian copper business, Konkola Copper Mines.

Kaura was CEO of Vedanta from 2005 to 2008 and has been president of the office of the group's chairman since 2016. (Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru; Editing by Susan Fenton)