Praful Patel is Director and President of Centennial Group Africa, and Director of Centennial India. During a career spanning 35 years at the World Bank, he provided strategic leadership in managerial and corporate positions. In the process, he covered different programs including poverty reduction, regional integration, infrastructure, private sector, capacity building, financial sector and macro-economic management. He held senior management positions in country program departments, sector departments, as well as regional management. He served as the Vice President of South Asia from 2003 to 2008. Mr Patel holds degrees from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, and Harvard University Executive Development Program.