Chair of the City Hindus Network
Patel attended Forest School in East London, attaining straight
'As' in his A-Levels and a sixth form scholarship for academic achievement.
He went on to read Computing at Imperial College London, graduating
in 2004. During his time at University he sat on the committees
of both the Hindu and Indian Societies and completed the summer
vacation scheme at city law firm Slaughter and May. In his final
year at University, as part of the Freshminds 'Ones to Watch' survey,
he was chosen by his peers as one of the Top 100 from his age group
in the UK most likely to be an outstanding success.
went on to join Barclays Capital in the City of London where he
worked as a technology sector analyst and then as an executive developer
on the Money Markets portfolio for the financial company's technology
team. Patel set up the City Hindus Network (CHN) in 2005 during
his spare time. The CHN is a not for profit organisation to promote
networking, education and charity fundraising amongst Hindu professionals.
Patel's ethos was to emulate the success of networks like 'The City
Circle' and 'The City Women's Club' in taking over the reins where
the "old boys network" was seen to be diminishing.
left Barclays in 2006 to become a private investor involved in property,
insurance underwriting and collective investment schemes. He also
acts as a director of family business the Clockwork Group where
he is head of finance, in charge of investments and chairs the Trustees
group pension scheme.
continues to chair the City Hindus Network (CHN) and has grown its
membership to over 750 professionals and established a mentoring
scheme for the members. He was selected for the Faith in Leadership
program for emerging faith leaders from Britain's communities that
he completed in 2008 graduating in their first ever class.
here to read 'City
Hindus Network, a saffron revolution in the City of London?'
further information visit www.cityhindusnetwork.org.uk