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Hinesh Patel, a senior-consultant based in Chicago, is deeply experienced in general management for global companies, with particular strengths in business management, strategy, operations, and corporate development. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s US Chemical Practice. Hinesh conducts executive search and human capital advisory for clients in industrial products, process industries, and manufactured consumer products. He supports clients in CEO succession, leadership assessment, and talent development strategy.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Hinesh was Corporate Development Officer for Hillenbrand Inc., where he helped lead the successful transformation of Hillenbrand from a single-line manufacturing company to a diversified industrial company, growing revenues and earnings nearly 100% within four years. Previously, Hinesh filled roles of increasing responsibility at Milliken & Co., where he gained extensive experience in general and operations management, and ultimately led marketing, strategy, and sales operations for Milliken Chemical. At Eaton Corporation, he led a hydraulics product line. Earlier in his career, Hinesh was a consultant with Arthur D. Little focused on corporate restructuring and international growth.

Hinesh earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.

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