Board of Directors


SUDHIR GOYEL Chairman & Co-founder

Sudhir Goyel one of the main men behind Gulf Petrochem Group, started the business of trading with his elder brother in petrochemicals products in Delhi and Gujarat in 1993. After having established the business activities in India, they expanded the business activities in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates by the name and style of Gulf Petrochem FZC.

Sudhir has been associated with Gulf Petrochem Group, since its inception, currently holding the position of Chairman of the Group. He has guided the team for the best uses of Financial and Managerial resources to take company to the next level of efficiency and profitability.

With his extensive background and experience, he has been a great influence in matters related to Financials and Funding, Strategic Planning and International Business Relations for the better growth of the organization. With over 25 years of experience in marketing oils and chemicals in India, he also oversees the company's business in the Indian subcontinent.

In recognition of his business achievements, in June 2013, Sudhir became the proud recipient of the Business Personality of the Year awarded by the Horwath Mak, Group of Auditors & Business Advisors. He received the honour in recognition for his achievements in the overall growth in the industry and his leadership skills that has enabled Gulf Petrochem to become a pioneer in their industry.

Mr. Sudhir Goyel was also named as one of the Top 100 Indian Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes Middle East from 2014 to 2018, acknowledging his contribution towards the region's energy industry.

His achievements were coveted with the Indian CEO of the Year award from Arabian Business in relation to his efforts in the Energy Sector of the region consecutively in 2015 & 2016.


MANAN GOEL Joint Managing Director

An MBA and graduate from Cardiff University and Greenwich University in United Kingdom.

A young and dynamic go-getter, Manan Goel, Gulf Petrochem's Joint Managing Director, heads the Refinery and Marketing division of the company. Manan, who leads the group's refinery division, has been intrinsically involved in setting up the group's Bitumen processing plant in the UAE, acquisition of Shell Bitumen Plant in India and setting up a refining unit in Tanzania. He has been integral in realising the executive management's long term strategic view on Bitumen business across the Middle East and Indian sub-continent.

Manan is also one of the key people in making the Repsol tie-up possible, for Gulf Petrochem to exclusively manufacture and market Repsol's superior and comprehensive line of premium quality lubricants across India, thus unfolding a new chapter in the history of the Indian company's operations.

Manan a young leader continues to create a legacy that speaks volumes of the family's growth vision and leads the Group to the next level.


PRERIT GOEL Joint Managing Director

A young achiever and a man of many talents, Prerit Goel, Gulf Petrochem's Joint Managing Director, leads many new business initiatives in the company. He was instrumental in setting up the global trading offices, most notably in Singapore and London and was actively involved in the storage terminal project in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Prerit believes that the strength of our company lies in the fact that they hire the right people in the right place hence he holds a vital role in senior recruitments in the company and takes care of the corporate funding for the group.

An MBA on Family Managed Business Program from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai and an Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Dubai.

Prerit's exceptional achievements and contributions to the Group was recognized by Alleem Project Management Excellence and named him the Best of the 2014 in Project Management Awards. He was also awarded the Young Achiever Award 2013 by BITS Pilani Alumni Association Middle East.



A recent appointment to the board of directors at Gulf Petrochem Group, Ayush Goel oversees the marketing and financial functions of the group in India. Along with this, Ayush is intricately involved with the group's ‘Diversification Strategy Team' which is an executive function that is charged with managing the group's acquisitions in India as well as developing the strategy to diversify the group's portfolio into Real Estate, Steel and Education.

After earning a bachelor's degree in B com (hons.) from Delhi University, Ayush went on to achieve an MBA on Family Managed Business Program from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

Ayush has been instrumental in attracting and retaining the group's top industry talent with the introduction of a robust performance management system. Ayush has also played an important role in helping the group achieve such tremendous growth over recent years with the implementation of budgetary controls to ensure financial efficiencies, improving both the top and bottom line of the group's financials.