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Sanjiv Goenka, Consul of Canada in Kolkata, India

Sanjiv Goenka, Consul of Canada in Kolkata, India

Biography

Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, has an asset base of over Rs 40,000 crores. The Group has over 45,000 employees and over a hundred thousand shareholders with annual revenues of about Rs 20,000 crores.

The Group’s businesses spanning across six sectors – Power & Natural Resources, Carbon Black, Retail & Consumer, Media, Entertainment & Sports and IT & Education, include flagship companies such as CESC Limited, Firstsource Solutions Ltd, Phillips Carbon Black Ltd , Spencer’s Retail and Saregama India Ltd.

Born in 1961, in April 2001, he took over as the youngest-ever President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) and currently chairs the Indian Institute of Management, Delhi, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.

Sanjiv Goenka was a former President of All India Management Association (AIMA).

Mr. Goenka was conferred Indian Business Leader of the Year at Belfast Global India Business Meet in 2013, Banga Bibhushan Award for his contribution to the state of West Bengal, and Distinguished Fellowship Award of Institute of Director, India at their 16th London Global Convention, 2016. Mr. Goenka is also the Honorary Consul of Canada in Kolkata.

Mr. Goenka is ranked No. 27 in India Today’s list of 50 Most powerful people in India.

Born in Kolkata in 1961 and educated at the famed St. Xavier’s College, Sanjiv Goenka is married to Preeti. They have a daughter Avarna and a son Shashwat.

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