Anurag Goel is the co-founder and CEO of Cactus Communications. Since 2002, he has been involved in shaping the organization from a pure-play start-up to a well-respected global communications company with offices in Japan, US, South Korea, China, and India. Today, CACTUS is also recognized for its industry-leading people practices and has been ranked among the Top 20 Best Places to Work in India for 3 consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014).
In the early days, Anurag adopted a hands-on role by supervising delivery teams, defining quality standards, and directly managing top performers to establish systems and promote leaders. Today, Anurag spends time on strategy, business development, and grooming of leaders to take CACTUS to the next level–while ensuring CACTUS retains its inspiring culture.
Prior to CACTUS, Anurag worked in McKinsey & Company. Based initially in Amsterdam and then in India, Anurag completed engagements in the areas of corporate finance and strategy practice for companies in diverse industries: logistics, metals and mining, steel, telecommunications, and financial services.
Anurag received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a BAS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania as a graduate of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Dual Degree Program in Management and Technology.