Gagan Goel Managing Director, Essel Group Middle East

Mr. Gagan Goel is a Director of Essel Group and the founder of Essel Group ME. He has more than 13 years of experience in building and leading international businesses.


In October 2003, Mr. Goel founded Dish TV, one of India's first direct-to-home television platforms which now boasts over 20 million subscribers. Four years later he was appointed Executive Director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, the Mumbai-listed Media & Entertainment company, and he was responsible for overseeing content production and marketing. Mr. Goel left the company in 2009 to become Executive Director of E-City Bioscope, the Indian leisure and real estate business. In 2011, Mr. Goel moved to Dubai to oversee Essel Group's global expansion and to manage the group's diversification into natural resources. He founded Essel Group ME in 2015.


Mr Goel is also Vice-Chairman of Simba Energy and he sits on the company's Board of Directors.