President of Global Markets

Vishal Patel is President of Global Markets at Duke CE. In this role, Vishal oversees client business and strategy across Duke CE’s regional practices in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

He also leads client relationship management, advisory work designed to maximize the impact of client learning and development efforts, and leadership solutions to build strategic capacity and capabilities for clients around the world. Vishal brings extensive knowledge of each market and its industries, collaborating with leaders across the organization to achieve measurable results.

Previously, Vishal served as Global Managing Director of North America. His responsibilities included overseeing the strategy for North America, managing the overall portfolio of clients in the region and extending Duke CE’s organizational capabilities through strategic partnerships. He also served as Global Managing Director for Asia and the Middle East.

Vishal has worked with a broad selection of global and super-regional companies in mining, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, media, professional services and consumer packaged goods, managing and delivering programs for leaders in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Africa.

Vishal joined the Duke CE South Africa team in June 2009 as a Director and was appointed Managing Director for South Africa in 2011. Vishal’s responsibilities focused on strategic planning, client relationship management, teaching, curriculum development, and project management.

Vishal has a depth of experience with leadership development and education that began as a teacher in New Orleans with Teach for America – a selective program which places high achieving collegiate leaders in the most under-resourced and under-performing school districts in the US.

Vishal completed his BA and M. Ed. from the University of Virginia and a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

In his spare time, Vishal is an avid reader, traveler, and sports fan – who developed a greater appreciation of cricket and rugby while living in South Africa.

Thought Leadership and News

Beware basic instinct – Duke CE Dialogue, March 2024
Generation Generative – Duke CE Dialogue, March 2024
The Future Favors the Brave – Duke CE Dialogue, December 2023
Future Foundations – Duke CE Dialogue, December 2023
Leadership Development Feature – Business Chief Asia – December 2023
Everything, All at Once – Duke CE Dialogue, September 2023
Measuring Leadership for Complexity – Duke CE Dialogue, September 2023
The New Battle for the Future – Duke CE Dialogue, June 2023
How to be a leader in an AI-powered world – Fast Company, March 2023
A Firm Hand on Trust – Duke CE Dialogue, March 2023
A Flight in the Dark – LinkedIn, October 2022
An Inflection Point for Inclusion – Duke CE Dialogue, June 2021