President, Australia & USA
Daksesh Patel (Dak) is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the steel and construction industries. Dak is the CEO of LIBERTY Steel’s manufacturing, distribution and recycling business InfraBuild, Australia’s only supplier of long steel products. In April 2020 Dak was given the additional responsibility of President, LIBERTY Steel Australia & USA, and appointed to the LIBERTY Steel Group Board of Directors.
Dak has previously held senior leadership roles in privately-held businesses which own and operate diversified portfolios in manufacturing, distribution and building products, including the steel industry throughout the Oceania region. In 1998, Dak established steel distribution operations in Australia, Mesh & Bar, and over the past 20 years has overseen its growth and diversification to become Australia’s largest independent processor of reinforcing steel and mesh products.
Dak has been Executive Chairman of one of the largest and highly reputable family owned diversified building products group in the Pacific since 2016, as well as being one the largest distributors and manufacturers of steel related products in the region.
Dak has a Bachelor of Business and a MBA from Massey University New Zealand.