Abhishek Goel


Cofounder and CEO

After a chance encounter with a Japanese professor who needed support in editing his research paper, Abhishek cofounded Cactus Communications (CACTUS) in 2002 with a focus on providing English editing services for researchers in Japan. Abhishek has been instrumental in establishing, developing, and scaling up the organization. He lived in Tokyo for 3 years to set up the Japan office and build a base for one of CACTUS’s largest markets. He was actively involved with the Mumbai and Japan chapters of the international non-profit organization AIESEC in various leadership roles. He received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Ascent Foundation in 2017.

Latest articles



“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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