Prem Goyal OBE JP
Prem Goyal OBE JP is an Alderman of the City of London, an elected position. He has lived and worked in the City for 20 years.
Growing up in India, Prem had very modest beginnings, attending state schools and spending his summers in a house with no bathroom. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) before winning a scholarship for a master’s in Engineering at Clarkson University, New York. Prem then obtained an MBA from UCLA, graduating with the Dean’s Outstanding Student Award, and later continued his executive development at Chicago Booth.
Having been a Professional Engineer in the US, Prem went on to work for investment banks including Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in New York, Tokyo, Zurich and London for 20 years. Working at Deutsche Bank for 15 years with MDs, including Management Board Members, Prem specialised in derivatives trading, risk management, finance and technology.
In parallel, Prem launched Global Markets Consultants (GMC) in 2002 and has been its CEO since then. Until 2013, GMC provided management consulting services to investment banks, including UBS and HSBC. Since then, GMC focuses on corporate social responsibility and governance and risk management. Prem also manages investments in the US and UK.
Prem is passionate about his civic, charitable and philanthropic interests. In recognition of his entrepreneurial and charitable contributions, Prem was awarded an OBE in 2013.
BA (Queen Mary University). Business communications and management experience gained in the US, UK and China. Completed advanced training in technology, business management, financial accounting and entrepreneurship. Completed 2013 Cancer Research UK Shine Night Walk Marathon, 2014 London Marathon for Time and Talents and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2018 for UK Youth and PwC Foundation. Won 2016 Business Analyst of the Year award and 2018 Business Manager of the Year award.
BEng (Portsmouth University), MSc (Surrey University). Three years Project Engineer experience managing projects combined with three years business management experience. Competed advanced training in technology, accounting, communication and globalisation. Ran London Marathon and multiple Hong Kong Marathons and completed 100KM London to Cambridge Walk in 2016. Won 2009 GMC Community Champion award and Won 2011 GMC Business Manager of the Year award.
Completed courses in business administration, bookkeeping, Microsoft Office, project management and technology. Completed 2018 London Landmarks Half Marathon for Get Kids Going, 2018 Cancer Research UK Shine Night Walk Marathon and 2019 London Marathon for Treloar’s Trust.
BSc (University of Birmingham). Former app developer turned writer, Harry joined GMC in 2018 and has quickly become a valuable addition to the team. In his spare time, he enjoys staying fit and keeping active and can often be found on the wall at the climbing gym or with his face buried in the pages of a good book.