Mehul Patel was appointed Group President, Professional Education at Adtalem Global Education in 2017. He is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Professional Education vertical, which includes several business units focused on career/exam preparation, certification, and continuing education. Working with a global executive team, he develops and executes the unit’s strategic framework and annual operating plan while co-directing inorganic growth initiatives including M&A and partnerships.
Most recently, Patel was President of Apollo Global, the international education conglomerate within Apollo Education Group, Inc. While leading Apollo Global, he oversaw a network of businesses across the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil,Chile, Australia, India and South Africa. During his tenure, Patel was responsible for driving organic growth of the enterprise as well as several acquisitions that significantly expanded the company’s presence internationally.
Prior to Apollo Global, he served as President of Kaplan Professional Publishing and Kaplan Professional Schools, where he served as the executive leader of two professional
education business units. Earlier, Patel had key roles at Thomson Learning/NETg where he helped develop and manage the company’s products and services in the corporate and professional learning verticals.
Patel began his career with the Leo Burnett Company, one of the world’s largest marketing and advertising firms. During his tenure with the agency, he worked with blue-chip clients such as Kellogg and Hallmark to develop and implement award winning marketing strategies and advertising campaigns.
Patel received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois.