Hansal Patel is an executive officer of The Timken Company, serving as vice president, general counsel and secretary.
Named to his current position in 2019, Patel is a trusted legal advisor to senior leadership and oversees Timken’s worldwide legal affairs, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate counseling, litigation, ethics, compliance and government affairs. As corporate secretary, Patel is the liaison between the board of directors and the company and leads the company’s corporate social responsibility and corporate governance initiatives.
Patel has been instrumental in the company’s acquisition strategy to expand its power transmission product offering – advising on ~$1.5 billion of transactions over the last decade. He is steadfast in upholding Timken’s core value of ethics and integrity by running an industry-leading compliance program. His team’s efforts have resulted in Timken being recognized several times as one of the World’s Most Ethical Company’s by Ethisphere® Institute.
Previously at Timken, Patel held the positions of vice president of legal and general manager for mergers, acquisitions and securities and acted as assistant corporate secretary. He joined Timken in 2011.
Prior to Timken, Patel was a senior corporate and securities associate at a full-service international law firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate law. While working for the law firm, he was listed as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers.
Patel earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University.