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Balkrishan Goenka
Chairman, Welspun Group
 
 

Balkrishan Goenka is one of India’s most dynamic businessmen and the Chairman of Welspun Group – the $3 billion multinational conglomerate. Famously known as BKG, Goenka embarked on a journey which today, under his astute leadership has grown to bask in the glory at a global arena.  

 

Inspired by his father’s (The late Mr. Gopi Ram Goenka) flair for business, BKG took upon himself to cultivate his dream. It was at a formative age of 19, when he chooses a path to success with a vision to become a global leader in the businesses that he entered. With this drive to conquer, BKG has served a gigantic purveyor gap in the market within various verticals, owing to which Welspun has gathered immense momentum at mammoth proportions rather quickly.

 

Almost obsessed with perfection to delivery, BKG has built one of the most resilient conglomerates to emerge from the late 20th century. The $3 billion Welspun Group comprises of its flagship businesses i.e. Welspun Corp Ltd. – world’s largest large diameter pipe company and Welspun India Ltd. – world’s leading home textile manufacturers and suppliers, amongst other fleet of companies. 

 

To add to his many credits, BKG has received the much applauded nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2 consecutive years in 2007 and 2008; while the then Prime Minister of India honored BKG with the Emerging Company of the Year Award in 2009, instituted by Economic Times. Recognized for his feisty leadership, he has also been roped in as a member for the Young Presidents Organization which further embodies his passion for business, while the World Economic Forum have successively invited BKG for his contributions to public initiative. With a guiding principle to give back to the society, BKG has also been proactively instrumental in hosting social initiatives to empower women, ensure health and safety, provide education for kids amongst other charitable work. 

 

With a passionate for vintage cars, BKG also enjoys adventure sports, spending quality time with family and believes in healthy living.                   

 

BKG has never been afraid to try on different hats as he modestly describes himself to be, "a simple merchant on a global scale". Determined and hard-working, BKG is a living proof that one can reach the top if there is a drive and passion and yet retain ones humility in all walks of life.


 
 
R.R. Mandawewala
Managing Director, Welspun India Limited
 

R.R. Mandawewala is the Managing Director of Welspun India Limited (WIL). A qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAI); he is in-charge of operations of the textile business and has enabled Welspun to develop a global reach in over 50 Countries.


He has over 25 years of experience in industries varying from Textiles to SAW pipes. Today, WIL is the largest producer of Terry Towels in Asia and the second largest home textile company in the world. Mr. Mandawewala is a prolific speaker and is associated with leading business councils such as (CII) , FICCI, IMC, BCC, Texprocil and FIEO.


He has been married to Mrs. Preeti Mandawewala and has two sons, Abhishek and Yash. He loves to spend quality time with family and enjoys reading books in his free time.


 
 
Dipali Goenka
Managing Director, Welspun Global Brands Ltd.  and Executive Director, Welspun India Ltd.
 

Dipali Goenka is the Managing Director of Welspun Global Brands Limited and Executive Director of Welspun India Ltd. As the driving force behind its textile business, she has successfully led the development of two of the most recognised brands in India known as SPACES Home & Beyond  and WelHome .


A Graduate in Psychology, she has also completed Owners/President Management programme from Harvard. She has retail initiative in India and setup an award winning design studio at Welspun with a clear global perspective.


Dipali has played an active role in FICCI and has led the Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) Mumbai Chapter, and later FLO - The Women's Wing of FICCI, Mumbai Chapter. She's also a member of the Apparel Committee of FICCI, CCI Club and IMC ladies wing. Dipali also spearheads the Welspun Group's CSR activities which include Welspun Vidyamandir High School and Welspun Anganwadi in Anjar, Gujarat, as well as other initiatives related to Education, Empowerment & Health, and the Environment.


Married to B.K Goenka, Dipali has two daughters. A successful entrepreneur, she believes in balancing professional commitments with other roles as mother and wife.