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KEF Holdings appoints new chief executive officer

KEF Holdings has named Richard Pattle as the company’s new chief executive officer and board member

Richard Pattle.
Richard Pattle.

KEF Holdings has named Richard Pattle as the company’s new chief executive officer and board member.

Pattle, who is anticipated to assume his new role in early summer 2018, will be responsible for the overall management of the business and its subsidiaries. In addition, he will head global strategic partnerships and investments.

Currently concluding his tenure as vice chairman of Standard Chartered Private Bank, a position he joined in 2014, Pattle has been responsible for co-investment initiatives, next generation programs, global philanthropy, and Commonwealth connectivity for several hundred influential families across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. 

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Pattle said: “Having seen the incredible achievements of Faizal and Shabana in building dynamic businesses, I am excited to be joining KEF Holdings as CEO. They stand out as extraordinary entrepreneurs and philanthropists, inspiring many others and creating real impact in communities across India and the Middle East. 

He was previously Master of the Household for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, having joined the Royal Household in 2004.

Pattle started his career in the British Royal Air Force as a pilot in 1989, flying battlefield helicopters and serving in a variety of operational and staff roles until 2008.

Faizal E Kottikollon, founder & chairman, KEF Holdings, said: "I am very pleased that Richard is joining KEF Holdings as CEO and a member of the Board, as we build our businesses in India, the Middle East and beyond.”

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