President and CEO of Elite Hotel Management Group Elected Chairman of the Board for American Pride Bank and American Bancorp Inc

Staff Report

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Mr. Patel is a founding organizer of American Pride Bank. He is also the owner of many other well branded hotel franchises including Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt and Choice Hotels. In his capacity as president of the company his responsibilities involve a focus on growth, leadership, strategic planning, and profitability for investors.

Mr. Patel was born and raised in the United Kingdom and earned a master’s in marketing & management, from Cranfield University and a bachelor’s in accounting. Upon graduation, Paul began his own start up business as an exporter in high line prestige vehicles.

His professional hotel qualifications include Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). Paul was nominated by the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Georgia Citizen. Paul also served as a governor for Best Western International as well as a member of the advisory committee board for BW International Charity also known as Best Western 4 a Better World (BW4BW). Paul is also a devotee to his local temple in Atlanta, GA and is a strong supporter of local schools and his community.