Dr. Bhavesh Patel is the Dean of the Amrut Mody School of Management and the Director of Post Graduate Institute of Management, Ahmedabad University. He has been in academia for more than thirty-six years. He worked for fifteen years at XLRI, Jamshedpur, in the finance department before he moved to the United States, where he worked for a brief time in industry. He took up teaching at California State University, Stanislaus, in 2001 and later joined Myers University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 2002. He returned to India and joined the School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, as director in April 2009. He also held charge as the Director General of the University for some time.

He has published books and has several publications to his credit in India and abroad. He was selected as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar from USA and undertook his research at the University of Balamand, Lebanon. Out of the ten refereed journals published by IABE, USA, he is the Managing Editor of three.