Purvin Patel has been appointed as the new CEO of ISS UK and Ireland (UK&I) with immediate effect, taking over from Matthew Brabin.
Patel joined the company as CEO of ISS India in 2014 and led the strategic transformation through the implementation of the ISS Way strategy. Under Purvin, the key account growth rate at ISS India increased, as did staff engagement and financial performance.
Before joining ISS, Patel held leadership roles in Walmart and Kingfisher Group, as well as a private equity portfolio company in the food service and food logistics industry based in India.
Patel said: “I am humbled and excited to embark on this new journey. These are unprecedented times we live in as we face challenges of a different kind, not just in the UK market, but the world over. But we are also seeing opportunities and I am simply amazed by the commitment and dedication of our colleagues in response to this crisis.
“I am confident that we can capitalise on these opportunities. My first task will be to navigate and lead the business through this crisis, so that we can continue to create fantastic workplaces for our customers that inspire and engage.’
Jacob Götzsche, CEO-Europe, said: “We are confident that Purvin, being a performance-driven leader with an excellent customer focus, will pick up the torch to lead one of our key countries within ISS – the UK and Ireland, successfully through its transformation, while focusing on our growth agenda and key accounts.
Praising Brabin’s input, Götzsche said: “Matthew has led our UK&I business through significant change during his 11 years with ISS. Under his leadership, ISS UK&I has taken significant steps towards becoming a purpose-led, customer-oriented organisation. I would like to thank Matt for his contribution to ISS.”