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Bhavesh (Bob) V. Patel

Houston, Texas

Bob PatelBob Patel joined the Houston Branch board in 2021.

Patel is CEO of Houston-based LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies with over 19,500 employees globally. He joined LyondellBasell in 2010 and became CEO in 2015.  

For more than 20 years, Patel held positions of increasing responsibility at Chevron Corporation and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He has held senior executive roles in The Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.

Patel serves on the boards of Union Pacific Corporation and Greater Houston Partnership, and on the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. He also serves on The Ohio State University College of Engineering External Advisory Council and Temple University Fox School of Business Board of Visitors.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University and a master of business administration degree from Temple University.

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