Paresh Patel, BA, ACA
Paresh has over 15 years experience in the life sciences sector in the fields of strategy, corporate planning, fund raising and corporate development. He is able to assist clients in the following areas:
Paresh was director of corporate development for PowderJect Pharmaceuticals Plc for 5 years until Chiron Corporation acquired the company in October 2003. During his time with PowderJect Paresh played a major role in acquisitions which transformed the company from a R&D company into a fully integrated pharmaceutical company specialising in vaccines. After PowderJect, Paresh set up his own consultancy business advising SMEs and investors in life sciences sector. He has assisted clients in strategic and financial planning projects, business development projects and has worked with VCs and boards to assist in the management of their investments.
Prior to PowderJect Paresh worked in a number of commercial property companies in senior finance roles. He was appointed a Director of Finance for Probus Estates Plc, an AIM listed property company.
Paresh qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985. He gained solid accountancy and business grounding with BDO Stoy Hayward and has an honours degree in Accounts, Finance and Economics from Essex University.