Laxmi Narain Goel
Laxmi Narain Goel is a Non-Executive Director of the company. He is one of the key architects of the Essel Group of Companies. He started his career in 1969 trading agro commodities and established"Rama Associates Limited" along with his brothers. In 1980, he diversified the Group's activities into handicraft exports and real estate development business. He has contributed enormously in the establishment and progress of Essel Propack Ltd.
At present Mr. Goel holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Essel Group of Companies and is actively involved in the day-to-day developmental activities of the Group. Till 15th December 2006, Mr. Goel was Whole-time Director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, heading News Business. In the short span of time since he took over as Director - News Group, in June 2002, Mr Goel successfully positioned Zee News into its market leading position. With human-interest stories as the focus of his editorial policy, he has touched the hearts and lives of the common citizens of India.
Besides business, he is actively involved in social philanthropic work. He has been the trustee of the Agroha Vikas Trust for more than decade. He is also the trustee of the Delhi chapter of the Trust, which undertakes a number of noble social causes including the building and running of colleges, schools and temples. Mr. Goel was head of affairs of the Sewak Sabha Hospital, Hissar, Haryana, for two years.