Global Conference 2010
Global Head, Transactional Products and Services, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank, South Africa
Dipak Patel is Global Head of Transactional Products and Services, Corporate and Investment Banking, at Standard Bank, South Africa. He is also Global Sector Head of the International Development Group. Since joining Standard Bank in 2002, he has held various positions, including head of structured debt finance and head of banking and trade finance in the corporate and investment banking group. Prior to that, he was director general of the National Department of Transport. Previously he worked for Rothschild Investment Banking in London and in various chemical engineering and production management jobs — including becoming a trained brewer — for South African Breweries. An anti-apartheid activist, Patel was charged for his activities in 1991. He received indemnity as a prelude to government negotiations with the African National Congress, and Patel eventually joined the new government. Patel has an M.B.A. from the University of Witwatersrand, an M.Sc. and a national diploma in chemical engineering.