Ashok Goel is a serial entrepreneur with interest across varied fields. Currently he is investing in different businesses of finance, manufacturing and start-ups which have positive social and environmental impact.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is an experienced businessman. In July 2005, the renowned publication “The 'SmartManager", after in-depth research spread over three years, rated AshokGoel as "one of the 25 truly world class managers from India"
He was Chairman and Managing Director of Essel Propack Limited a listed entity on NSE & BSE.. During FY19-20 he sold his majority promoter stake in Essel Propack Limited to Blackstone Group, a leading global Private Equity Fund.
He was founder & promoter director of India’s leading Digital Payment Solution Company ‘Itz Cash CardLimited’. This was the first company to get PPI license from DPSS, RBI to operate mobile wallet and also obtained BBPOU license and FFMC License. Later in Year 2017, he divested his majority stake to “EBIX Group”.
He has been on the Board of India’s first SME AssetReconstruction Company namely India SME Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd.(ISARC) sponsored by SIDBI with the goal of speedy resolution of NPAs with focus on MSME Sector. He has expertise in turning around sick companies. He has successfully integrated complex and diverse range of technologies &processes which resulted into operational efficiencies and reduction in the overall costs.
Being an experienced businessman, he also guides the management of the existing leisure properties, viz. Essel World and WaterKingdom. He serves on the Boards of various listed and unlisted entities. He is the Founder Member of the Indian Association of Amusement Parks &Industries (IAAPI) and was President of the Organisation of Plastic Processors of India (OPPI).