Prem Goyal OBE JP is an Alderman of the City of London. He also serves as a magistrate and school governor and is a trustee for Shelter.
Prem is a NED of Rise Inc, a fast-growing fintech company, and a Council Member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He has also been appointed as a strategic advisor to the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) and the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF).
Having been a Professional Engineer (PE) in the US, Prem worked for investment banks including Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in New York, Tokyo, Zurich and London for 20 years, specialising in derivatives trading, risk management and audit.
In parallel, Prem launched Global Markets Consultants (GMC) in 2002 and has been its CEO, and CFO, since then. GMC provided management consulting services, winning Deutsche Bank’s coveted Preferred Supplier Status every year from 2005 to 2013. Having closed GMC’s consulting business in 2013, Prem now manages its investment, accounting and tax filings.
Growing up in India, Prem had modest beginnings. 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. Prem then obtained an MBA from UCLA and graduated with the Dean’s Outstanding Student Award. He has completed executive education at Chicago Booth and the Institute of Directors (IOD).
Prem has travelled to c. 125 countries, including the North and South Poles. Prem was awarded an OBE for services to the economy and promoting charitable giving in 2012.