Abhishek Goel


Cofounder and CEO

After a chance encounter with a Japanese professor who needed support in editing his research paper, Abhishek co-founded Cactus Communications (CACTUS) in 2002. Today he continues to build, develop, and scale the organization. CACTUS has grown into a global scientific communications company that collaborates with researchers, universities, publishers, societies, and life science organizations to accelerate research publishing and impact. A recipient of Ascent Foundation’s “Entrepreneur of the year award” in 2017, Abhishek’s role has been instrumental in establishing, developing, and scaling up the organization. Prior to founding CACTUS, Abhishek was a part of the international non-profit organization AIESEC in various leadership roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mumbai and possesses a deep understanding of customer experience, commitment to innovation, and entrepreneurial vision, and is dedicated to serving CACTUS customers. Under his guidance and inclusive leadership, CACTUS has won recognition like being featured among the Best Companies for Millennials, Top 20 Companies for Remote Jobs, and Best Organization for Women Empowerment/Women Talent Development.

Latest articles


Saudi Arabia’s Scientific Research Revolution

Saudi Arabia is spearheading a remarkable revolution in the field of scientific research, driven by the ambitious goals outlined in Vision 2030. This vision serves more than just as a strategic roadmap; it is a comprehensive framework aimed at pos...

By Abhishek Goel | July 2, 2024


Saudi Arabia’s universities are at the forefront of research innovation

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, a strategic framework for economic and societal transformation, places significant emphasis on the role of research and development (R&D) within the nation’s universities. These institutions are not mere...

By Abhishek Goel | February 21, 2024



“Why am I here?” Looking within to find answers

The CACTUS Way #5: Be conscious and self-aware. Take charge of your emotions.   I’ve had migraine attacks for as long as I can remember. But they got progressively worse between 2011 and 2014. Part of me knew what was triggering the attacks. ...

By Abhishek Goel | November 24, 2020


From science communication to technology: A reinvention 18 years in…

“CACTUS is a technology company accelerating scientific advancement.” Last week, we introduced the organization to CACTUS’s new identity in an entirely virtual event with attendees from all 8 countries we have offices in. We shar...

By Abhishek Goel | November 2, 2020


Genesis of an idea—How one conversation led to the creation…

The genesis of CACTUS is now part of company lore. I was in Japan on an internship with AIESEC in 2001 where I happened to meet a researcher at the University of Tokyo to get advice about starting a waste management company. At the end of our conv...

By Abhishek Goel | October 26, 2020



Managing your emotions with the pandemic crisis

We have always taken pride in having work location flexibility as one of our USPs at CACTUS. As we have grown, this culture has been practised successfully in all our offices and I have felt confident about our commitment and dedication to our cra...

By Abhishek Goel | April 29, 2020

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