Nayan Patel is a Risk Management specialist with over 35 years of experience in international banking. He held a number of senior leadership positions in the financial services industry. He retired from Lloyds Bank where he served as a Director and Senior Manager with the bank’s Sovereign Risk Division managing country credit limits and complex distressed debt portfolio. He also served as Chair and Lead Manager for a syndicate of multinational banks on international debt recovery and restructuring.
A committed social entrepreneur, Nayan has expertise in building strategic links between organizations with ability to engage a wide network of contacts that includes parliamentarians, government officials, diplomats, multinational corporations, philanthropists, NGOs and other non-profit organizations.
Nayan is a member of Rotary Club of Westminster West, Past President of Rotary Club of Ruislip & Northwood, a Special Representative for Rotary International and its charity arm The Rotary Foundation as well as volunteering his time on humanitarian efforts globally. He has been at the forefront on Advocacy in Rotary’s flagship international programme in the fight to eradicate polio throughout the world and as an Advisor to The Rotary India Literacy Mission to help eradicate illiteracy and poverty in the Indian sub-continent.
Nayan serves on the International Advisory Board at Somerville College, University of Oxford providing strategic direction, counsel and advice on their flagship Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and helps promote the Centre in India, the UK, and around the world to build and assist in developing productive relationships with governments, private sector and non-governmental organizations.
He is also a Trustee of Council for Education in the Commonwealth, a parliament based NGO, past Trustee of EDV Global Foundation an NGO dedicated to find effective ways to end domestic violence and abuse against women and children worldwide, an Advisor to MPower India which is dedicated to end stigma and encourage dialogue around mental health and a Special Advisor to the Tutu Foundation UK, part of a leading global movement to inspire youth and young adults to prevent and resolve conflict and help people build peaceful communities.
Nayan is a recipient of Rotary’s prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his contribution to humanitarian efforts globally and his support to various charities and education establishments in the UK.
Born and brought up in Kenya, Nayan completed his higher education in the UK at Trinity College, and also attended Manchester Business School specializing in International Banking.