B K Goenka

B K Goenka

Chairman, Welspun Group

Mr. Balkrishan Goenka is one of India’s most dynamic business leaders & Chairman of the Welspun Group. Under his astute leadership, Welspun has grown exponentially, to become one of the most notable global corporates with presence in more than 50 countries.

Mr. Goenka also assumed the leadership of ASSOCHAM as President (2018-2019), thereby playing a catalyst role in shaping up the Trade, Commerce & Industrial environment of India. In this role, he has been instrumental in defining the new vision of ASSOCHAM called '4-SIGHT' based on 4 strong pillars of Entrepreneurship, Digitization, Women Empowerment & Sustainability, with a focused methodology.

Mr. Goenka is a chief architect in building & shaping the future of Welspun Group - with a diversified portfolio of businesses spanning large diameter Line Pipes, Home Textiles, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Advanced Textiles & Flooring Solutions.

Today, WCL is amongst the largest large diameter Line Pipe Company in the world; & WIL is the world’s leading home textile manufacturer & supplier while WEL has also emerged as one of the fastest growing infrastructure company in India.

During his entrepreneurial journey, Mr. Goenka has been recognized & awarded with multiple accolades for his diligent leadership & numerous achievements. He was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year Award for two consecutive years in 2007 & 2008 & was honoured by the erstwhile Prime Minister of India for leading WCL as the Emerging Company of the Year Award in 2009, instituted by India's no. 1 business daily, The Economic Times.

Mr. Goenka strives to create significant social value through focused community engagement initiatives. With a focus on 3E's i.e. Education, Empowerment, Environment & Health, his efforts are directed towards protecting the environment, fostering economic performance, creating opportunities & empowering people.