Mr Milind Patel has Dual Graduate degrees in Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai and Cost and Works Accountancy from The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. In addition, he also has an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

Mr Patel has a overall experience of more than 22 years and has been into Investment Banking for more than 17 years. He has worked on several international and domestic mandates across Asset and Structured finance and Project finance in Aviation, Marine, Power and Telecom sectors. He was responsible for consummating innovative deals which facilitated in efficient access to capital and creation of optimal structures which maximized risk-pricing arbitrage for corporates and projects

During his stint at GE Capital India, as Head-Corporate Finance, he was involved in the launch of Operating Leases in India for the first time for Corporate Aircrafts and general Plant and Machinery and provided a new avenue for conservation of capital and fiscal arbitrage to Indian customers

Given the current upsurge in investment in infrastructure, Mr Patel moved back to IL&FS as Chief Operating Officer-Financial Services, to dovetail best in class financial solutions into infrastructure initiatives across Surface Transport, Energy, Telecommunications, Water and Aviation

Mr Milind Patel is currently in charge of the Financial Services business of IL&FS in his capacity as Joint Managing Director, IL&FS Financial Services Ltd