Chairman, Avtar Investments
Before joining Avtar Investments, Mr. Patel was a co-founder and co-chairman of Amneal Pharmaceuticals. Patel’s lifelong drive and constant desire to discover what’s next carried Amneal from humble beginnings to an emerging global presence.
Patel is the recipient of several industry honors including the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Life Sciences Award® and supports various philanthropic and charitable causes both in the US and abroad. Patel and his wife, Priti Patel, established the Niswarth Children Foundation in 2013, with the goal of bringing fresh water, sanitation, sustenance, and education to one million underprivileged children.
Patel received his bachelor’s degree in commerce from H.A. College of Commerce, India, and his Bachelor of Science in business administration from New Jersey City University. He also received an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters from New Jersey City University in recognition of his efforts to serve others and help them transform their lives.
Patel serves on the boards of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the Art of Living Foundation, the New Jersey City University Foundation, and the Family Reach Foundation.