Ashvin Patel – Group Finance Director
Ashvin Patel, a key member of the Board and the Executive team, is the Group Finance Director at Melrob, a role he took on as of October 2015.
Ashvin has 15 years of experience in the Chemical Distribution industry with responsibilities in Finance, IT, Business Process Improvement, HSEQ and Supply Chain Logistics. With a natural instinct for business, commercial activity and working across cross functional teams, Ashvin took on a Business Director role and successfully developed business with greenfield start-ups in South Africa and India, leading target acquisitions and consolidating operations.
Prior roles in American Airlines and Caradon plc (Building Materials & Electronics Group), has provided a strong influence in world class quality and business process improvement techniques, which were adopted in driving change and implementing BPR, JIT, TQL and Kanban projects.
Ashvin is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and studied MBA in International Business and Management at University of Manchester. With a Black belt in Martial Arts, Ashvin is a keen sporting enthusiast, keeping himself busy with his sporting commitments.