Senior Director

Umesh Patel


Umesh Patel is Senior Director, Business Engagement, at the University of Michigan and works closely with companies to build partnerships around the University’s research, education, and service missions.

Umesh came to the University from consulting firm Accenture, where he was a Senior Manager managing business process and technology change for a diverse group of private sector and government clients. Prior to joining Accenture, Umesh was a Project Engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he designed and developed electrical control equipment.

Umesh holds an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.  Despite his Buckeye roots, Umesh is married to a U-M alumna and the proud parent of twin daughters both attending U-M.  Umesh is also student organization advisor to the University of Michigan Solar Car team.

Umesh Patel 2018 Photo