Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Patel joined Sakura Finetek in July 2007 from Power wave Technologies, where he served as their Global Operations Controller from 2003 to 2007, overseeing its production sites in the Americas, Europe and Asia. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Patel was Controller of Flowserve’s hydraulic pump manufacturing division, responsible for all if its finances, administration and operations. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Patel was part of Coca-Cola Enterprises, initially as their Western North American Group I.T. Director and later Controller of their largest operating division in northern America, where he was responsible for all of its centralized financial and accounting services. Before joining Coca-Cola, Mr. Patel fulfilled several roles in multiple countries for AST Computers, ranging from Financial Manager (1990) to Worldwide Controller (1997). In 1989, he joined EMI Music as a Manufacturing Analyst for its cassette and vinyl production site. He started his career in 1984 as a Distribution Analyst for Schweppes Limited in London, UK, supporting its depot network operations.
Mr. Patel graduated from Nottingham Trent University (UK) with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance. He also graduated with an MBA and a Masters in Information Technology from DeVry University. He is a qualified Charted Management Accountant (London, UK).