Dhruv Prashant Patel
|Alma mater||Imperial College, London|
In 2019, he became the first Indian-origin Chairman of the City Bridge Trust, London's largest independent grant-making charity. Prior to serving as a Common Councilman he was an executive at Barclays Capital.
Patel is the founder of the City Hindus Network, an organisation based in the City of London which was set up in 2005 representing over 3,000 Hindu professionals. In 2007 he organised the first Hindu community engagement event at City Hall with support from then-Mayor Ken Livingstone to celebrate the contribution of Britain's half a million Hindus to the UK economy, culture and social life.
In 2020 Patel supported the founding of the London Communities Response Fund to help provide money for organisations facing immediate financial pressures as a result of COVID-19.
Married to Anita Patel with two children, they featured in the annual Asian power couples list in 2019.
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