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LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference


The LSE SU Alternative Investments Conference (AIC) was founded by a group of committed and entrepreneurial undergraduate students in 2007 who aimed to create a forum for rich dialogue and debate between the world's leading hedge funds and private equity investors and students interested in these exciting industries.

Kurt Björklund

16th Jan 2017 | 8:55 - 9:30

Sanjay Patel

Apollo Global Management
17th Jan 2017 | 8:40 - 9:10

Mr. Patel is a Senior Partner of Apollo Global Management; Head of Europe; and Managing Partner of Apollo European Principal Finance (EPF), having joined the firm in 2010. He is also a member of the Management Operating Committee and Senior Management Committee, and is resident in the London office. Mr. Patel was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was co-head of European and Indian Private Equity for the Principal Investment Area (PIA). He was also a member of Goldman Sachs’ Partnership Committee and a member of the Investment Committee of the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Mr. Patel started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1983 and spent seventeen years in PIA in New York and London. He also served as President of Greenwich Street Capital from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Patel currently sits on the board of directors of Amissima. Mr. Patel also served on the board of directors of Brit Insurance, Welspun, Dish TV India and Countrywide Holdings.

Mr. Patel is a member of the Board of Overseers for Harvard University and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard College Fund. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation in the UK and serves on the Investment Committee of the Eton College Foundation.

Mr. Patel received an engineering degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He was educated at Eton College in the UK, where he was a King’s Scholar.