Naren Patel

Naren Patel

CEO, Primesight, the UK

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Naren joined Primesight in 1991. He floated the business on the London Stock Exchange in 1997 to become one of the youngest Managing Directors of a listed company. He continued to build out the business and in 1999 sold Primesight to SMG plc (now STV plc).


In 2007 Naren partnered with the Private Equity firm GMT Communications to buy Primesight back from SMG plc. This was followed up in 2009, with the acquisition of Titan’s (previously Maiden Outdoor) billboard portfolio. In 2016 Primesight moved into the airport advertising sector after securing the advertising right with Manchester Airport Group and then acquiring Airport Media Group. Naren is a Council member and the ex-Chairman for Outsmart. He is a trustee for NABS and part of the Speakers for Schools programme. He enjoys cycling, golf, squash and running, and completed the London Marathon in 2016.