Darshan Patel


Darshan Patel has a diverse work experience spanning over 20 years. Darshan is currently working as the CFO at KARMA since May 2021. Prior to this, they served as the CFO - HQ at HSBC from February 2018 to May 2021. During their tenure at HSBC, they also held positions such as Head of Business Information, Planning & Analysis, Senior Planning Manager, Manager - Group Insurance, and Associate - Group Insurance from November 2016 to January 2018, August 2014 to November 2016, September 2012 to July 2014, and September 2010 to August 2012 respectively. Before joining HSBC, they pursued a Full-Time MBA program at Manchester Business School from August 2008 to July 2010. Darshan Patel also gained experience as a Summer Associate at Credit Suisse in June 2009. Prior to this, they worked as an Assistant Officer at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority from June 2005 to July 2008 and as an Assistant Manager - Finance & Control at BNP Paribas from September 2003 to June 2005. Darshan started their professional journey as an Audit Trainee at A.J. Shah & Company, where they worked from July 1998 to November 2002.

Darshan Patel has a comprehensive education background in the field of finance. Darshan began their academic journey in 1995 at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, where they obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree in 2000. Following this, they pursued a Chartered Accountant degree from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which they successfully completed in 2002.

To further enhance their knowledge in accounting and finance, Patel enrolled at the University of Mumbai, where they earned a Master of Commerce degree between 2000 and 2002. Additionally, in 2007, they attended the CFA Institute, where they studied Corporate Finance and achieved Level II certification.

In their pursuit of excellence, Patel also pursued an MBA degree, specializing in Finance. Darshan completed their first MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, earning a Distinction in 2010. As part of their MBA journey, they attended Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2009, further strengthening their expertise in the field of Finance.


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  • CFO

    May, 2021 - present

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