Executive Vice Chairman, Eureka Forbes
Suresh Goklaney is the Executive Vice Chairman of Eureka Forbes and Chairman of its subsidiaries, Aquamall Water Solutions Ltd. and Forbes Aquamall Ltd. He is also on the Board of Directors of several companies including Forbes & Company, Lux International AG, Switzerland – one of the world’s oldest direct sales companies, and Infinite Water Solutions (a joint venture between Eureka Forbes & GE).
Suresh has been the architect of building Eureka Forbes from a single product, single channel company with a turnover of Rs. 200 mn in 1987-88 to a multi- product, multi- channel organisation with a turnover in excess of Rs. 12,000 mn in 2009-10; over 8 mn satisfied customers and a market leader in every segment it operates in. He is the custodian of 3 Superbrands – ‘Eureka Forbes’ ‘Aquaguard’ and ‘Euroclean’ which he is responsible for building during his tenure with EFL.
Suresh Goklaney’s extensive career spans over 4 decades, beginning with a leading advertising agency followed by successful stints with Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. His career with Eureka Forbes Ltd. began in 1987 when he joined as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. He rapidly transitioned the Corporate ladder as Executive Vice President - 1990; Joint President - 1992; Chief Executive Officer - August 1994. He was elevated to Managing Director - February 1996, Vice Chairman & Managing Director - March 2007, and is currently Executive Vice Chairman effective June 2010.
Suresh has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, and has facilitated Guest Lectures at Harvard, Berkeley, and several leading Indian and International Business Schools.
Suresh’s passion is to reach out to the community from which he has got so much. He is active in social out-reach programmes, and is on the board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Bombay- Director-in-Charge of Community Service (Non-Medical) and the President of the Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP).