Nayan Patel, a Risk Management specialist from UK with over 35 years of experience as a banker, has been appointed as RI Special Representative for Indo-British initiatives for a period of two years beginning July 1, 2015.
Currently President of Rotary Club of Ruislip-Northwood from where he volunteers his time to raise funds for local, national and international humanitarian and educational projects, Patel also serves as a Special Representative for The Rotary Foundation and Rotary International. He is actively engaged on Advocacy for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) where Rotary is a spearheading partner along with WHO, UNICEF, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, all working together to help achieve a polio-free world.
In this role, Patel is expected to identify high net worth individuals and corporations engaged in CSR initiatives and with connections to both India and UK, and introduce them to RI staff as possible donors and partners for Rotary’s humanitarian work.
Born and brought up in Kenya, Patel completed his higher education in the UK at the Trinity College in London and Manchester Business School, specialising in International Banking. He has travelled extensively and has a good grasp of the Middle East and African economies. A keen sports enthusiast, he plays golf regularly.