Past President

Shri Balkrishan Goenka is Past President of apex industry body ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) and Chairman of the US$ 3 billion Welspun Group.
With a view to further strengthen industry-government interface, Shri Goenka, as the chief of India’s oldest industry chamber, ASSOCHAM has formulated a new vision called ‘4-SIGHT’ based on 4 strong pillars - Entrepreneurship, Digitization, Women Empowerment and Sustainability, with a focussed approach.
Under his astute leadership, Welspun has grown exponentially, to become one of the most notable global conglomerate with a diversified portfolio of businesses - large diameter Line Pipes, Home Textiles, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Advanced Textiles and Floorings etc. With over 26,000 employees the group has presence in more than 50 countries.
Mr Goenka has been recognized and awarded with multiple accolades for his diligent leadership and numerous achievements as an entrepreneur.
He was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year Award for two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008, and was honoured by the erstwhile Prime Minister of India for leading Welspun Corp as the Emerging Company of the Year Award in 2009, instituted by India's leading business daily - The Economic Times.