Mehul Patel was appointed group president, Financial Services in 2017. He is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Financial Services vertical.
Most recently, Patel was president of Apollo Global, the international education conglomerate within Apollo Education Group, Inc. While leading Apollo Global, he oversaw a network of businesses across the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, India and South Africa. Working with the global executive team, he developed and executed on the unit’s strategic framework and annual operating plan. Other duties included co-directing corporate development activities, including M&A and partnership deals and post-acquisition integration.
Prior to Apollo Global, he served as president of Kaplan Professional Publishing and Kaplan Professional Schools, where he served as the executive leader of two professional education business units. Earlier, Patel had key roles at Thomson Learning/NETg where he helped develop and manage the company’s products and services in the corporate and professional learning verticals.
Patel began his career with the Leo Burnett Company, one of the world's largest marketing and advertising firms. During his tenure with the agency, he worked with blue-chip clients such as Kellogg and Hallmark to develop and implement award-winning marketing strategies and advertising campaigns.
Patel received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. He currently serves on the board of directors of Singularity Group and No Barriers.