Chairman, Welspun Group

Balkrishan Goenka is one of India’s most dynamic business leaders and the Chairman of the USD 2.3 billion Welspun Group. Fondly known as BKG, he was inspired by his father Late Shri Gopi Ram Goenka’s flair for business, and began his journey as a global leader at the age of 19. Having pioneered this multinational conglomerate, Welspun has grown exponentially to become one of the most notable corporate leaders in the global arena. BKG has been awarded multiple accolades for his diligent leadership and numerous achievements as an entrepreneur. He was honoured by the erstwhile Prime Minister of India with the Emerging Company of the Year Award in 2009, instituted by the Economic Times. He is also a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and has been representing the Indian industry at the World Economic Forum. Describing himself as ‘a simple merchant on a global scale’, BKG is known to be passionate about business with a strong legacy to build successful companies. An avid reader, BKG has a passion for vintage cars.

Rajesh Mandawewala
Group Managing Director, Welspun Group

Rajesh Mandawewala is responsible for driving the Group’s vision for leadership position in Pipes and Home Textile segment. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he has been a key contributor in Welspun Group’s foundation and growth. A perfectionist by nature, Mr. Mandawewala has co-promoted Welspun Group and has contributed significantly by taking the Group to leadership position in Steel Pipes and Home Textile industry. With over 30 years of experience in the field of textiles and steel pipes he strongly believes in driving innovation through incessant research and product development, catering to the current and future needs of customers. Mr. Mandawewala’s multi-faceted personality drives him to actively contribute and reach out to the society through Corporate Social Value activities thereby providing support to the underprivileged strata of the society.

Dipali Goenka
CEO & Jt. MD Welspun India Ltd.

Dipali Goenka is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs known for her dynamic leadership and passion for people. She has steered Welspun India to become one of the world’s largest home textile companies and the biggest supplier to US. She has been responsible for taking the Welspun brand, with its superior quality of bed, bath and area rug products, to homes in India and across the globe. An alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s President Management Program, Dipali Goenka is known to be a 'CEO with a soul' and a passionate philanthropist, who tirelessly works for inclusive development. Ms. Goenka’s fervour for women empowerment has made her the brand ambassador of WEConnect International, a recognized Women Business Certification global body. Ms. Goenka strongly believes in leading from the front ensuring significant investment in human capital. Welspun employs over 13% women in the textile mills against the industry average of 2%. For her exemplary leadership and contribution to the industry and society at large, Ms. Goenka has been ranked as the 16th most powerful businesswoman in Asia by Forbes.

Vipul Mathur
MD & CEO, Welspun Corp Ltd.

Mr. Vipul Mathur is a well known figure in the global pipe industry. Network of his acquaintances and relationships run across all geographies due to his warm personal style and long years of marketing experience in this product categoryMr Mathur has been associated with Welspun since 2001 and has contributed significantly towards the growth of the company by providing his leadership in roles in India and Middle East. He attributes his career success to hard-work and perseverance. Prior to his elevation as MD and CEO, Mr Mathur was officiating as the COO for Welspun Corp.

MD & CEO, Welspun Enterprises Ltd. & MD, Adani Welspun Exploration Ltd.

Sandeep Garg has close to 35 years of experience in the infrastructure sector and has been associated with Welspun Group for the past 4 years. Prior to joining Welspun he was associated with prestigious firms like ONGC, JK Synthetics, Punj Lloyd and IL & FS in various capacities. In his current role he is responsible for the overall management of Welspun Enterprises, which has a specific focus on road infrastructure development in India. As the MD of Adani Welspun Exploration Ltd., he is responsible for oil & gas exploration, production of oil & gas from the blocks belonging to the company and managing its investments in blocks operated by other oil majors. He has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Roorkee and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He has a keen interest in sports and philanthropy.

Director & Group CHRO, Welspun Group

Rajesh Padmanabhan is the Director & Group CHRO and leads our 25,000 strong human capital. He is responsible for building people excellence practice, shaping culture and building leadership across the Welspun Group. He is a multi-faceted senior HR Leader with significant exposure globally and is a cross culture specialist. He has worked in systems & ERP, Corporate Banking, Strategy & Corporate planning, Consulting, ran P&Ls and global human resources across diverse industries which include Banking, large IT companies, Hospitality, Mining & Natural resources & Manufacturing. His experience includes global and management board positions in Vedanta, Capgemini, Patni Computers, Oberoi Group, Essel Propack and the ICICI Group. He has received many national and international accolades notably the UN Award for building diversity and inclusive practice in one of his prominent roles. A certified coach, social influencer, organisational excellence builder and a talent specialist, he guides the Welspun Group to build new age HR practice anchored strongly on culture, digital & innovation.