Balkrishan Goenka (also known as BKG) is amongst India's most dynamic businessmen and the Chairman of the Welspun Group – a $3 billion multinational conglomerate. Under his astute leadership and exceptional flair for entrepreneurship, BKG has built one of the most resilient conglomerates under the banner of Welspun. Every company of the Group is growing at a dynamic pace and has emerged as a market leader, with most clients coming from the Fortune 100 Companies. Today, Welspun Group as a whole captures a presence in more than 50 countries, employs over 24,000 people and has as many as 100,000+ shareholders.
Under BKG's able leadership, the company closed in one of the biggest PE deals with Apollo Global Management - one of the world's leading private equity firms. He was ranked amongst India's Most Powerful CEO's by The Economic Times, one of India's leading business publication. To add to his many credits, BKG has also received the much applauded nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year award for two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008 while the erstwhile Prime Minister of India honored him with the Emerging Company of the Year award in 2009, instituted by Economic Times. While the World Economic Forum have successively invited him for his contributions to public initiative and recognized for his feisty leadership, BKG was associated as a member in the Young Presidents Organization owing to his passion for business.
With a drive to conquer, BKG has served to a gigantic gap in the market within various verticals, because of which Welspun has gathered immense momentum at mammoth proportions, rather quickly. 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.