Inherited part of the family business (Phillips Carbon Black, Asian Cables, Agarpara
Jute & Murphy India) as eldest son of Keshav Prasad Goenka, following partition.
These he consolidated into RPG Enterprises (turnover Rs 105 crore in 1979) and expanded
into a Rs 15,000 crore (FY2009) venture comprising Phillips Carbon Black, CEAT,
KEC, CESC, Spencer's, Harrisons Malayalam, Zensar, Saregama (then Gramophone Co.),
RPG Life Sciences, Raychem RPG, Noida Power Co., RPG Cables, retail, coal mining
Designation: Chairman Emeritus, RPG Enterprises; Also Chairman, CESC Ltd., Ceat Ltd. & Saregama India Ltd.
a) Member, Advisory Board of Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry
b) Chairman, Board of Governors, International Management Institute, New Delhi
c) Trustee, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
d) Trustee, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust
e) Trustee, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
1. Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
2. Past President: a) Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry
b) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
3. Former Chairman: Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
4. Past Director: a) Central Board of Reserve Bank of India
b) General Insurance Corporation of India
c) Steel Authority of India Ltd
d) Industrial Development Bank of India
*Received from the Emperor of Japan "The Order Of the Sacred Treasure Gold and Silver Star"
*Received Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The honour was in recognition of his unique contribution to Indian business, Indian management and his deep commitment to spread education, particularly in the field of technology and business management
*Received D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) from Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), a deemed university of Rajasthan, for contribution to industry and his involvement in social work
*Lifetime Achievement Award from IIPM for outstanding contribution to the corporate world