Mr Bharat Patel obtained an MA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He joined Richardson Vicks Inc. (RVI), New York, as Marketing Trainee and on its merger with Procter & Gamble (P&G) has had a long and distinguished career at P&G in India and internationally.
He worked in various capacities at P&G, including as Operations Director, Associate General Manager, Category Manager (UK), Country Manager (Ireland) and Executive Vice President.
He was the Chairman and Managing Director and Non Executive Chairman of P&G India Limited for six and nine years respectively. Currently he is Chairman of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) and on Boards of Yes Bank Ltd., Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd., Wockhardt Ltd. and NESCO Ltd.