– Managing Partner
Shailesh holds a BE in Chemical Engineering from Sardar Patel University. He is the second generation entrepreneur currently leading the business as a Managing Partner. He has been with the company since 2006. He has extensive experience in the area of new product development, design processing plant to manage critical chemical processes, international marketing and has been very instrumental in the development of exports of the company.
Founded with just 2 staff employees, Shri Hari Chemicals started the production of ” 4 – nitrobenzoic acid” in 1991. Under Shailesh Patel’s leadership, the company has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of drugs, dyes intermediates, and electroplating chemicals in India, today. He believes resource-efficient manufacturing processes with a focus on quality output, produce the best in class products, which delight the customers and create long term value for the company and its stockholders. He also serves on the board of the leading listed pharma company in the capacity of independent director since 2018.
Shailesh lives in Ahmedabad (India’s first UNESCO Heritage city) and is a proud Gujarat native. Outside of the office, he enjoys exploring the product designs, diving into Wiki rabbit holes, particularly on the history of watches, and is an avid fan of Steve Jobs.
Shri Hari Chemicals currently has 10 people team managing different functions like Production Business operation, R&D, Sales, Marketing and logistics under the leadership of Shailesh Patel and oversight from Prahladbhai Patel, father of Shailesh Patel and founding partner of the company.