He was a founding Partner and Executive Vice Chairman of Cambridge Solutions Ltd. (a publicly listed IT and BPO company) based in London.
Patel has held senior management positions with several U.S. multinational companies. He was the Managing Director for Nike Inc. (S.E. Asia and South Asia) based in Singapore from 1997 to 2002. He was Director, International Business Development for Pepsi Cola International in New York from 1991 to 1996. Patel started his career in 1985 with Grand Metropolitan plc/The Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis as Director, Strategic Development. Additionally, he was a non-executive Director with 3i plc Asia Pacific (private equity/venture fund) from 1997 to 2001 in Singapore.