Balkrishan Goenka
Chairman, Welspun Group

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.

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.