Vishal Patel is the Global Head of Asia, Middle East and Strategic Partnerships for Duke CE. A strongly market-oriented leader, Vishal’s responsibilities include overseeing the strategy for Asia and the Middle East, managing the overall portfolio of clients in his regions, and extending Duke CE’s organizational capabilities through strategic partnerships. He previously served as VP of Global Business Development for Duke CE.
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 were both internally focused through strategic planning and outwardly focused through client relationship management, teaching, curriculum development, and project management. As a Duke MBA graduate, Vishal was an important bridge between the learning institution of Duke University and the corporate arm of Duke CE Africa.
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.
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