Mahesh Patel, OBE

Executive Chairman
Mahesh Patel, OBE

Mahesh Patel is the co-founder of City Pharmacy Limited. He came to PNG in 1984 to work as a pharmacist. He set up the first City Pharmacy store with his wife Usha Patel in Port Moresby in 1987 and, over time, transformed it into PNG’s largest retailing group. Mahesh has shown exceptional entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities over the last 28 years, utilising his considerable business skills and vision.

Mahesh has affiliations with the PNG and Australian Institutes of Directors. He is currently the Chairman of the Board for Telikom PNG, and the Deputy Chairman for PNG Dataco Ltd, a telecommunications infrastructure company. He was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire in 2012. He is also a Queen’s Awardee for his contribution to community service, healthcare and sports.

Mahesh strongly believes that the essence of CPL’s success lies in the community it serves. His personal goal is to make an impact and improve the lives of every person in Papua New Guinea through business enterprise and sincere community service.

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