Mandar Patkar has been promoted as Director - IT Services at GIA India Laboratory. In his earlier role at the organization, he served as the Head of IT. Patkar won the NEXT100 Award in 2020 and according to him, the recognition earned through winning helped him in a huge way in his promotion. Earlier, he was also associated with Jio, Reliance Brands, Arshiya International, and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.
Patkar completed his Master of Management Studies, Information Technology (First Class) from Mumbai University, PGDM, IT/Marketing (First Class) from FMS Pune, MBA in Marketing (First Class) and BCA (First Class) from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth and Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. He is also a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.