Kirit Patel

Kirit Patel, Environment Manager, DHL Supply Chain

Kirit is a chemist and environmentalist with substantial experience in leading a variety of large and complex technical projects; managing and evaluating regulatory compliance; implementing international management systems such as ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in numerous countries and training regulators, specialists and others.


Kirit has some 35 years of experience in the private and regulatory sectors; regulatory policy making; permitting of hazardous processes and waste management facilities; undertaking hazard and risk assessments in respect of harm to human health and pollution of the environment; giving evidence in court as an expert witness; compliance and due diligence auditing; managing large scale contaminated land and groundwater remediation projects; carbon and greenhouse gas accounting and management; providing support on corporate responsibility and sustainability issues, and implementing management system programmes for continual improvement in environmental, energy and sustainability performance.


Career to date includes:


Environment Manager – Mainland Europe, Middle-East and Africa @ DHL Supply Chain (since 2007) ~ 11 years

Environment Manager – Europe, South Africa and India @ Ford Motor Company / Visteon Corporation (1998 – 2007) ~ 9 years

Waste Process Regulation Team Leader / Senior Inspector (Hazardous Waste) @ Environment Agency / London Waste Regulation Authority (1988 – 1998) ~ 10 years

Senior Chemist – Cleanaway Limited (1983 – 1988) ~ 5 years