Vinod Goenka was bornon 2 July 1959 in India. Dropped out of college to join father's small construction firm in Mumbai and helped expand it into the Dynamix group whose interests include a dairy business. Partnered with the Balwa family in 1999 to build a Meridien Hotel near Mumbai's international airport. Partnership later became DB Realty, now a leading real estate firm that the two families recently listed, raising $323 million. Partners also own 45% stake in a telecom joint venture with UAE's Etisalat, which has still to start services. Grant of telecom licenses, including that to the former Swan Telecom, being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Vinod Goenka was arrested on April 20, 2011 for his alleged role in the matter and was granted bail on November 23, 2011 by the Supreme Court
DB Realty Ltd has been listed on both the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange in 2010
He was an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), graduating to become a member of the World Presidents Organisation (WPO) in 2009
Born in 1959 in Calcutta (now Kolkata), he moved to Bombay at the age of 6 with his family beginning his education at Green Lawns High School