Ketan Patel

Ketan Patel


United Kingdom

WAAS Designation:


Primary Position & Institution:

CEO and Co-Founder, Greater Pacific Capital; Trustee, WAAS

Short Bio:

Mr. Patel is a co-founder and the CEO of Greater Pacific Capital, where he is responsible for overall firm strategy, leads the firm’s research and ideas team and heads the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to founding Greater Pacific Capital in 2005, Mr. Patel was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, where he founded the firm’s Strategic Group. Based in London and New York, he also covered clients in Asia, developing and providing strategic advice to the firm’s corporate, investing and government clients across multiple industries. The activities of the group included geo-political and thematic work focused on policy, thematic work related to global capital flows and investment, industry restructuring strategies related to numerous industries including high tech, telecoms and media and specific corporate strategic counsel for high priority clients. Prior to that, Ketan Patel was a partner at KPMG, a member of the Board and a member of the European Strategy Management Team. At KPMG, he helped build and then led a team that focused on business transformation. These were large scale projects encompassing strategy, change management and implementation across multiple industries mobilising large multi-disciplinary teams. He started his career as an analyst at Hewlett Packard in London. He has written and spoken extensively on the rise and fall of civilizations and in particular on the intersection of geopolitics, conflict, economics and social change. Greater Pacific Capital’s research team works under his leadership in influencing thinking on matters related to political, military, social, technological and economic policy and awareness. The recent work of the team includes the shape of the emerging new world order; cyber-attack, defence and security in the making and preserving of superpowers; the evolving US-China relationship; the most important factors that will determine collaboration or competition between India and China; the nature of the digital shock that is changing the world; the transformation of India’s slums. Mr. Patel graduated with a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics has an MBA from the City University Business School.