Laxmi Narain Goel Chairman, Suncity Projects (P) Ltd.

Mr. Laxmi Narain Goel, is one of the key architects of the Essel Group of Industries. He is the second son of Shri. Nand Kishore Goel and has ingrained qualities of head and heart like his illustrious father.

Mr. Goel is the Chairman of Suncity Projects (P) Limited. Under his leadership, Suncity has scaled newer heights within the real estate industry. The Company has developments under construction of over 50 million sq ft and has already brought to market developments of over 20 million sq ft. Suncity is the pioneer in conceiving and executing a profusion of urbane real estate projects arraying from townships to group housing, luxury apartments, shopping malls and office complexes. Besides, his current role in Suncity, he also holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Essel Group of Companies and is actively involved in strategic activities of various Group companies. He has been instrumental in the setting up of and in providing ongoing strategic intents to E-City Ventures, a brand that has led the Essel Group's cinema and retail real estate related initiatives. He is also an ombudsman for the Group's newest venture in the energy business Siti Energy.

He started his career in 1969 trading agro commodities and established M/s Rama Associates Limited with his brothers. In 1980s he diversified the Group's activities into handicraft exports and real estate development business. He has also enormously contributed in the establishment and progress of Essel Propack Limited., which is the world's largest manufacturer of Collapsible Laminated Tubes. Besides business, he is actively involved in social philanthropic work. He has been the trustee of the Agroha Vikas Trust for more than a decade. As a 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. He is also actively involved in the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation which is one of the largest grass-root, non government education movement in India supporting over 34,000 schools with the aim to achieve social and economic development in rural areas