Nayan Patel PHF
Nayan Patel is a Risk Management specialist with over 35 years of experience in international banking. He has held a number of senior leadership positions in the financial services industry in the UK having served as a Director and Senior Manager at Lloyds Bank managing country credit limits, sovereign risk 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 and a change leader, 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 and has served as 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 involved extensively on Advocacy in Rotary’s flagship international programme in the fight to eradicate polio throughout the world and serves as an Advisor to The Rotary India Literacy Mission to help eradicate illiteracy and poverty in the Indian sub-continent.
Nayan is a member of 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 on the board of Trustees at Lepra UK, a specialist UK based international charity working to beat leprosy, a disease which affects the most vulnerable people in the world causing life-changing disabilities and has also served on the board of Council for Education in the Commonwealth, a UK parliament based NGO and at EDV Global Foundation an NGO dedicated to find effective ways to end domestic violence and abuse against women and children worldwide.
Nayan sits on the Advisory Board of MPower India, a social impact enterprise established and spearheaded by its Founder and Chair Mrs Neerja Birla who is dedicated to end stigma and encourage dialogue around mental health. He is also an Ambassador 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 and a Patron of Medical Aid Films, a UK based charity which uses innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world. He is also a Patron of Healing Little Hearts a UK based international children’s charity whose team of volunteer doctors and nurses perform free life-saving surgeries on babies, children and teens suffering congenital heart disease in some of the poorest and lower-income countries of the world.
A multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Nayan has been bestowed with Rotary International’s highest honour the “Service above Self” award in recognition of his contribution to humanitarian efforts globally and for his volunteering service to various charities and education establishments in UK and Internationally.
Born and brought up in Kenya, Nayan completed his higher education in the UK at Trinity College and Manchester Business School specializing in International Banking.