Mayur Patel

Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Econet Media

Mayur Patel is the EVP Strategy and Corporate Development at Kwesé, a pan-African digital media and entertainment company, where he heads the mobile video, OTT operations and business development units. Previously, Mayur worked as Group Chief of Staff for Econet, one of the largest diversified telecommunications groups in Africa. Former VP Strategy and Assessment, Knight Foundation, the leading US private foundation involved in media innovation. Advisory Board member of NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. His work has featured in The Lancet, Stanford Social Innovation Review and Chronicle of Philanthropy. A Rhodes Scholar, Mayur has a doctorate in international development, from Oxford.