Ashok Goel has been associated with Essel as a Director since 1984 and is the Chairman & Managing Director. Ashok holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is an experienced businessman who also oversees the management of the Essel Group’s three existing leisure properties, Essel World, Water Kingdom and Fun Kingdom.
He has led the turnaround of an engineering tools company in the Essel Group, achieving distinct manufacturing efficiencies. Ashok serves on the Boards of Pan India Paryatan Pvt. Ltd., Solid Containers Ltd., ITZ Cash Card Limited and ITZ Cash Payment Solutions Limited.
Ashok is the President and Founder Member of the Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries and the Vice-President of the Organization of Plastic Processors of India. He is currently a member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of Essel’s Board of Directors.
Atul Goel is an alumnus of The American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird, USA. He is the Managing Director of E-City Ventures, the corporate brand that represents the retail, realty and cinema exhibition initiatives of the Essel Group. E-City Ventures is a major diversification initiated by Atul that is redefining Out-of-Home Entertainment & Lifestyle experiences. Atul is also on the Board of other Essel Group Companies.
Ramesh Gupta has vast experience of over 35 years in the field of Finance, Taxation, Administration, Banking and Capital markets. Mr. Gupta holds a Post-Graduation degree in Regional Development from JNU, New Delhi. After having worked in State Bank of India for about two years, he was selected for Indian Revenue Service (IRS) 1983 batch. He worked in various capacities in the Income-tax Department of the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India and after serving for over 30 years, retired as Commissioner of Income-tax in 2014. While working for the Govt. of India, he was sent on deputation to the SEBI as Division Chief of Primary market and Secondary market from 1992 to 98.
Boman Moradian is a mechanical engineer and a graduate from VJTI, Mumbai. He has completed his M.M.S in Operations from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He has 32 years of rich experience, having worked in various capacities and consistently grown in stature and responsibility at Bharat Bijlee Ltd., Ambalal Sarabhai Enterprises (ASE) Ltd., Decom Marketing Ltd. and Shilpi Advertising Ltd. Since 1988, he has been involved in a freelance Management Consultation practice in Productivity, Marketing and Mathematical Modeling of Systems for various corporate clients. Boman is also on the Board of Garware Polyester Ltd. and Garware Industries Ltd.
Mukund Chitale has over 35 years of experience as a practicing chartered accountant. He was the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) from 1997 to 1998. He has been a member of The International Auditing Practices Committee, The International Federation of Accountants, Verma Committee on Restructuring of Weak Public Sector Banks, Dr. Tarapur Committee on Procedures & Performance Audit of Public Services appointed by Reserve Bank of India and Company Law Advisory Committee of the Central Government.
Mukund also serves on the Boards of Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd., L&T General Insurance Company ASREC (India) Ltd., Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd., ITZ Cash Card Ltd., ONGC Petro Additions Ltd., ONGC Petrochemicals Ltd., ONCG Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd., and Atul Ltd. He is the Chairman of Principal PNB Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd., Governing Council Member of Banking Codes and Standards Board of India and Chairman of The Ethics Committee of The Stock Exchange, Mumbai. He is also a member of the Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds, the Group for Amalgamation of Urban Co-operative Banks and the Board of Supervision of NABARD.
Radhika Pereira is a graduate of life sciences and law from Mumbai University and a postgraduate from Cambridge University as well as Harvard University. She is a registered member of the Bombay High Court Bar Association.
Radhika worked with Arthur Andersen before setting up Dudhat Pereira & Associates in 1996. She has been involved with a wide range of transactional work in areas of project finance for infrastructure and development projects, corporate finance and intellectual property rights-related issues. She has also worked on transactions related to entertainment, information technology, pharmaceuticals, property law & real estate, alternate dispute mechanism strategy, legal risk management, private equity, off-shore fund structuring and contractual documentation. Over the years, Radhika has also developed practice in the area of Legal Risk Management which includes advising and structuring compliance, risk management, succession planning and conflict resolution framework for clients. She is a Director on the boards of listed and unlisted companies. Since 2006, Mrs. Radhika has also been rendering talks on spiritual scriptures and on the essence of Brahma Vidya that can be accessed on www.gurutattva.info or www.gurutattva.com.