Early Life of Sanjiv Goenka
Sanjiv Goenka was born in a Madwadi community on January 29th in the year 1961. Goenka family was originally hailing from Marwadi community of Rajasthan in the western part of India. Sanjiv Goenka is the younger son of Rama Prasad Goenka (RPG), effective founder of the RPG Group. He grew up in Kolkata and graduated from St. Xavier’s College. He then began assisting his father and elder brother Harsh Goenka in running the family business empire.
History of Goenka Family
As early as the 19th century, an enterprising member of the family, Ramdutt Goenka, set up base in Kolkata, which was then the capital of India, and a major commercial hub of the British Empire in India. Goenka family prospered in its traditional vocations of money-lending and trade. It was in the 1970s that Rama Prasad Goenka leveraged the family's wealth to take over a variety of industries and corporate and thus create a ready-made business conglomerate. In this way, by the end of the 20th century, RPG had cobbled together a significant business empire.
Works of Sanjiv Goenka
Sanjiv Goenka has the retail giant CESC Limited and the Group’s entertainment venture Saregama India Ltd (earlier called The Gramophone Company of India Ltd). He has built up the group's retail business, led by the Spencer's retail chain that runs about 127 stores, including 34 large format stores, across 30 cities in India. Sanjiv Goenka leads Phillips Carbon Black and the group's plantations company, Harrisons Malayalam.
Achievements of Sanjiv Goenka
Sanjiv Goenka has the CESC power plants which earn carbon credits and have won several awards for their success in combating wastewater, fly ash and environmental pollution.
Sanjiv Goenka in Sports Arena
Sanjiv Goenka is also one of the co-owner of a football team in Indian Super League, which is a football league team along with Sourav Ganguly, Harshavardhan Neotia, Atletico Madrid and Utsav Parekh of the Kolkata team- Atletico de Kolkata.
Sanjiv Goenka in MNC Field
Sanjiv Goenka has also taken over Firstsource Solutions Limited, this has diversified the Group into ITES field. Firstsource is among the top three pure play Business Process Outsourcing companies in India and has a network of delivery centres spread across India, Ireland, Philippines, Sri Lanka, UK and USA.
Sanjiv Goenka in Administrative Development
Sanjiv Goenka is a former member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry, is now serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Woodlands Medical Centre Ltd., a premier hospital located in Kolkata, where he has received the title of Honorary Consul of Canada. In 2009-2010, Sanjiv Goenka became president of the All India Management Association (AIMA). Sanjiv Goenka is currently behind the Asia Institute of Power Management (AIPM) to train power-sector service professionals in collaboration with Singapore Power, and the International Management Institute (India) of Bhubaneswar, and Kolkata, a management school located in New Delhi. He was chairman of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Sanjiv Goenka in Business Development
Sanjiv Goenka became President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in April 2001, the youngest ever President of CII at 39 years of age. At 41, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), succeeding his father.
Personal Life of Sanjiv Goenka
In the mid-1980s, the parents of Sanjiv Goenka arranged for him to marry a girl of suitable family, belonging to his own Marwadi community, and he married Preeti Goenka. Sanjiv Goenka is now the parents of two children.