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Faisal Patel is a social and business entrepreneur having a strong passion for healthcare and education amongst the under-privileged. He has been educated at the prestigious Doon School and completed a three year entrepreneurship program from Harvard Business School. During his university days he played an active part in student administration. In the United States he has worked as a marketing professional for leading brands such as Disney and Enterprise. He returned to India in 2005 to start his own venture, Zion, in pharmaceutical distribution. Over the past decade Zion has clocked a phenomenal annual growth rate of over 200%. Recently Faisal has promoted niche e-commerce ventures in insurance and religious products and services.
In 2010 having successfully establishing this business, Faisal decided it was time to give back to his roots. He founded a one of its kind social enterprise- HMP Foundation- in his native district of Bharuch. HMP was a tribute to his grandmother who dedicated her life for the betterment of her village. Today HMP is a self-sustaining enterprise that works towards providing better education and quality healthcare to residents living in Bharuch district. In less than four years HMP has benefited over 14,000 households. The most prominent amongst HMP's many activities are affordable school education, health outreach programs in backward villages, South Gujarat's first ever private funded vocational training institute, career counseling for high school students and state of the art multispecialty hospital for the economically deprived. Faisal and his team are now actively working to expand HMP's activities and aim to double the foundation's beneficiaries in the coming years.
Apart from his social and business activities, Faisal is an avid photographer and nature lover. In his free time he would be either playing a game of tennis or hiking on an adventure trail. He shuttles between New Delhi and Bharuch.