Ashok Goel

chair­man, GP Global Group

Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East - - POWER 50 -

Ashok Goel, founder of GP Global Group, started the busi­ness of trad­ing petro­chem­i­cals prod­ucts in Delhi and Gu­jarat in In­dia, in 1993, with his younger brother. Goel’s am­bi­tion to build a busi­ness be­yond the bor­ders of In­dia brought the broth­ers to the UAE, hav­ing pre­vi­ously iden­ti­fied a de­mand for re­fined petroleum-based oils and lu­bri­cants in the coun­try. He es­tab­lished GP Global Group in the UAE in 1998. It led to the es­tab­lish­ment of the first re­fin­ery in Ham­riyah Free Zone in Shar­jah and soon af­ter a ter­mi­nal in Fu­jairah. Goel is con­sis­tently in­ject­ing en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit into the or­gan­i­sa­tion through con­tin­ued in­vest­ments in man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties and re­search cen­tres that ex­plore new tech­nolo­gies and de­velop in­no­va­tive prod­ucts for in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions.

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