Dr. Kailash Goenka

Dr. Kailash Goenka


Over four decades ago, an entrepreneurship venture named Sankalp was established in Ahmedabad. Then, in 1980, the Group’s first restaurant Sankalp was started. This humble beginning turned into a business empire as months and years passed.

The credit for this interesting story of growth goes to Dr. Goenka and his team. The Chairman and Managing Director of Sankalp Group, Dr. Goenka has a global outlook. Years of experience in the industry have endowed him with a business acumen that helps him see the bigger picture of the business world. Using this talent and his company’s competitive advantage, he is doing his best to make India a true world leader in several industries.


When Sankalp’s first restaurant was established, the ease of doing business was not the same as it is today. But hard work and innovation pushed the story of Sankalp forward. Soon after its establishment, Sankalp transformed from just a single-specialty restaurant in Ahmedabad to a chain of restaurants in major cities of India.

As the market trends started to change in the late 1990s, Sankalp adapted to these changes. The Group introduced ‘Sam’s Pizza’ in 1999 and ‘Saffron’ in 2001. Both these brands soon became household names.

A true entrepreneur, Dr. Goenka kept adapting to new trends and innovating in his business ventures. The Sankalp Group launched Hotel Ramada in 2010 in Ahmedabad with a grand opening. This journey of success continued as the Group launched Ramada Encore at the Statue of Unity in 2019.

Recently, the organisation also partnered with Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and brought the brand Taj to Ahmedabad. Within a few months of its launch, Taj Skyline became known as a perfect addition to the vibrant culture of Ahmedabad.


After establishing the Sankalp Group in the hospitality sector, Dr. Goenka decided to diversify to other industries. Thanks to his innate business acumen, he succeeded there as well. The brand has launched many innovative and delicious products in the packaged foods industry. The long-term aim of Sankalp Packaged Foods is to provide quality Indian food products to the country and the world.

Under the leadership of Dr. Goenka, the brand did not stop at the food industry. It expanded further to the construction sector. Today, the organisation is actively involved in various residential and commercial real estate projects in the city. The successful journey so far has made the business visionary and inspiring leader one of the most well-known industrialists of Gujarat.


The sheer number of top-quality products and services delivered by Dr. Goenka’s companies under the Sankalp Group makes him an admirable figure. Quality significantly creates trust between consumers and the brand which ultimately translates to business success.

Thanks to Dr. Goenka’s work ethics and dynamism, the Sankalp Group has made its way to the Guinness Book of World Records twice. Gujarat Tourism’s official brochure describes the brand as the ‘Most Authentic Indian Restaurant.’ The Group has achieved many milestones and bagged several awards. It has received the Times Food Award eight times. The company has expanded its network outside India to Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the US, UK and UAE.