Ashish Goyal, the first visually impaired person to attend Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania, also became the first trader with this impairment at J P Morgan. Overcoming any and every obstacle, Ashish Goyal has received several awards for his exceptional achievements. In 2015, the World Economic Forum listed Goyal in the 2015 list of Young Global Leaders (YGLs), along with 10 other Indians, including Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, MP Gaurav Gogoi and Lehar Foods (Pepsi) CEO Shalini Puchalapalli.
Ashish, a recipient of India’s national award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in 2010, has also raised over US$50,000/- to aid the education of underprivileged Indian children, global disability research and international peace. Moreover, he was awarded by the then President of India Pratibha Patil in New Delhi.
As a part of Republic TV’s '#ProudToBeIndian' campaign Ashish Goyal spoke to Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.