(Length: 28 minutes)
Ryan Patel is a global business executive, a board director, an international keynote speaker, and a CNN TV contributor on the Newsroom. He is an expert in scaling businesses, and has worked for startups as well as publicly-traded companies. His deep knowledge in strategic global market development, concept scalability, digital transformation in retail, and consumer-driven marketing has made him a thought leader in the global business realm.
A strong believer in giving back to the community and paying it forward, Ryan has been the recipient of numerous accolades for his work of inspiring and modelling how business can make a social contribution.
As a global executive, Ryan serves on several Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors across different sectors, from social responsibility to technology. He recently served as the Vice President of Global Development for Pinkberry, the leading frozen yogurt brand. Over his five-year tenure there, the company went from fewer than 95 locations to over 270 stores in 23 countries.
Ryan has been featured on major business-media outlets, and has given talks around the world. His clients include Edison International, the Nasdaq Centre, Salesforce, the London School of Economics, the Wharton Business School, Osaka University, and the World Government Summit, to name a few.