Speaker Biography: Alex Patel, Western Digital

Alex Patel
Director of Procurement
Western Digital Corporation


Alex Patel is Director of Procurement at Western Digital Corporation since 2007 and is responsible for Worldwide precious metals procurement in addition to managing various strategic commodities.

Prior to joining Western Digital Mr. Patel was with DuPont and Conoco (then a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont a $75Billion corporation) as a Senior Global Sourcing Manager. During his 25 years with DuPont/Conoco, Mr. Patel managed various strategic commodities globally including precious metals, base metals, various chemicals, catalysts and metals refining with focus on cost, supply, quality, strategy and risk management.

Mr. Patel received his Masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Delaware and M.B.A. from University of Houston.