After his Senior Cambridge from the Scindia School in 1961, did his Masters in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and Business Administration from the University of Michigan , USA . Bharat Vithalbhai Patel joined Vicks International, New York in 1969 and later on moved to Richardson Hindustan, Bombay, as Vice-President marketing in 1982. In 1985 he was appointed as Associate General Manager, Proctor & Gamble India Ltd responsible for company’s marketing, manufacturing and exports and with his dynamism and professionalism he grew rapidly in stature in Procter & Gamble. He is currently the Chairman of Proctor & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care Ltd. Apart from Procter & Gamble he has been instrumental in shaping the destiny of many other organizations. He is the Chairman of Indian Society of Advertisers, Brand Protection committee of FICCI, OTC Committee of the organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India and the University of Michigan India Alumni Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors, NESCO Ltd, Force Motors Ltd, YES Bank Ltd and Sardar Patel Trust, Gujrat through which he is engaged in welfare activities to benefit the weaker sections of the society. He has varied interests in music and sports and is in the Managing Committees of various Sports Clubs such as Bombay Gymkhana, Wellingdon Sports Club, EME Golf Club and Gaekwad Golf Club, Baroda.
Bharat Vithalbhai Patel, by his dynamism, leadership and dedication, has distinguished himself as an Old Boy of The Scindia School. The Scindia School confers on Bharat Vithalbhai Patel the Madhav Award as an Old Boy of Eminence for the year 2005.