Mr. Patel is Managing Partner and Head of International Private Equity at Apollo Management International. He was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs where he was co-head of European and Indian Private Equity for the Principal Investment Area. Mr. Patel was also a member of Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee and the Investment Committee of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Mr. Patel serves on the boards of Brit Insurance NV, Countrywide Holdings and Dish TV India. He also serves as an advisor to Gaja Capital Partners and the India Real Estate opportunities Fund. He received an engineering degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.
Apollo Global Management
Founded in 1990, Apollo Global Management is led by Leon Black, Josh Harris and Marc Rowan, and has AUM of $72bn as of June 2011. The firm has an integrated capital markets, private equity and real estate investing platform with significant credit expertise and the ability to execute creative and difficult transactions. Apollo employs 500 people worldwide, of which 162 are investment professionals. The managing partners have worked together for more than 20 years and the firm’s senior partners have worked together for 17 years on average. The firm maintains deep industry expertise in eight core industries and is supported by strategic relationships with various former industry operating executives.