Dhruv Patel (politician)

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Dhruv Patel

Dhruv Prashant Patel

London, England
Alma materImperial College, London
Occupation(s)Businessman, politician
AwardsOBE (2018)

Dhruv Prashant Patel OBE (born 1984, London) is an Anglo-Indian businessman, community organiser and politician, who serves as a City Common Councilman since 2013.

In 2018 HM Birthday Honours, Patel was appointed OBE.[1]


Patel has been returned as a Common Councilman of the City of London Corporation since 2013,[2] and was appointed Chairman of the City Community and Children's Services in 2015.[3][4]

In 2019, he became the first Indian-origin Chairman of the City Bridge Trust, London's largest independent grant-making charity.[5][6] Prior to serving as a Common Councilman he was an executive at Barclays Capital.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Patel organised the first celebration of the Hindu festival of Diwali at Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London in 2015.[10]

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.[11]


In the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours, Patel was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the British Hindu community and promoting social cohesion.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Married to Anita Patel with two children, they featured in the annual Asian power couples list in 2019.[14]


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  7. ^ "Bankers who go into politics and champion the City". eFinancialCareers. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
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  11. ^ "City of London Corporation asks Square Mile to donate to coronavirus fund". CityAM. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Indian-origin entrepreneur receives royal honour in UK for service to Hindu community". Hindustan Times. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  13. ^ ABPL. "Dhruv Patel receives OBE from Duke of Cambridge, Prince William..." asian-voice.com. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Surname P". Asian Power Couples. Retrieved 19 May 2019.