Dr. Jasmin Patel is the MD of Fidelity International. He was previously the COO for the Indian pharma business of Novartis for 2 years till 2007. Prior to this, Patel was the Head of Disease Area Strategy and M&A Assessments for 2 years at Novartis global headquarters in Basel. From 2000-2003, Patel held positions of increasing responsibility with the leading management consultancy McKinsey & Co. in New Jersey. His clients were exclusively the world leading players in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries.
Prior to these managerial experiences, Patel was a scientist in the Pharma and biotech sectors. For 6 years in the 1990 he was with Chugai Biopharmaceuticals, and Gen-Probe in San Diego. He is a gold medalist in B.Pharm degree from Bombay University, a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from Duquesne University (US), and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.