Harsh Goenka is the Chairman of the Rs. 15,000 crore RPG Enterprises
Goenka has been steering RPG Enterprises as Chairman, one of India's largest business groups since 1988, when he took over from his father R P Goenka. Today RPG is a major player in domains like information technology, infrastructure, tyres, plantations and pharmaceuticals, with an annual turnover of around Rs. 13,000 crore.
After a brief stint in a textile company, he became the Managing Director of CEAT in 1983, at the young age of 24.
Goenka wears many hats. Apart from being the Chairman of the Board of RPG Enterprises, KEC International Ltd, RPG Life Sciences Ltd, Zensar Technologies Ltd, and Raychem RPG Ltd, he is also the Vice Chairman of CEAT Ltd. He is also a Director of Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and SICOM Ltd. The above are large corporations in India.
Born in December 1957, he graduated in Economics from St Xavier's College, Kolkata and thereafter pursued his MBA from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. He has since been inducted on the Board of IMD, Lausanne.
Goenka is a past President of the Indian Merchants' Chamber, a large industrial body in India. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), one of the leading technical educational institutes in India. He has a vast experience in the field of management.