Shri Goel had worked in various senior positions in the Govt. of Maharashtra, mostly linked to the field of Agriculture & Cooperation, including 7 years as Agriculture Commissioner; 6 years as Commissioner and Secretary – Cooperatives; Director-General - special project tackling suicide among farmers, Vidarbha; Principal Secretary and then Additional Chief Secretary of Agriculture. Shri Goel is advising on attracting investment in the field of integrated value chains after his retirement in June 2015. He has extensive experience working on various projects funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and International Fund for Agriculture Development. He holds a Master’s in Development Studies, University of Bath, UK; PhD in Physics, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Formerly, Researcher in Nuclear Physics, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. In 1982, he joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and has occupied various senior positions in the state of Maharashtra, as an expert in the field of agriculture and agricultural marketing and management.