Mahesh Patel is a beacon of guidance at Ojas and brings with him over 25 years of senior living, healthcare services, medical devices, asset finance, operations, accounting, and entrepreneurial experience. He is the Chief Executive of both Minster Care Group and Pathways Care Group, providers of nursing and residential care homes that currently operate 70 homes comprising of 1,400 elderly care beds and 400 specialist beds across the UK for elderly / EMI clients and adults and children with special needs.
Mahesh established both companies after the successful creation and subsequent sale of two previous home care groups, Highclear Homes and Kingsclear Homes. In 2011, Mahesh took over 45 distressed senior homes from the failed Southern Cross empire and stabilized them in a short span of 2 years before transferring them to new management. Previously, Mr. Patel was the non-Executive Director of Independent Living, a group of homes for adults with learning disabilities in the UK which was sold to Private Equity investors in 2006.
Mahesh is also currently a key investor in Precision Dental Laboratories Group Ltd (est. 1999), which has grown to become one of the UK’s leading dental prosthetics manufacturers. He has also served as the non-Executive Chairman of RSL Steeper, the UK’s leading manufacturer of prosthetic limbs and assisted technology, a non-executive Director and investor in SME Invoice Finance, a UK asset finance company, and as the founder and subsequent seller of the UK children’s nursery chain Nu Nu. He will be guiding Ojas’s investment decisions and assisting in implementing the senior living strategy for the Fund
Mahesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant since 1980 and a successful investor and advisor to a number of companies in the UK and abroad.