A graduate of Southbanks University with a BSc in Engineering Product Design, Patel spent nine years at Hasbro in a role which involved him in every aspect of the development process from concept to final manufacture.
Patel left Hasbro as senior product design engineer in 2003 and took up a similar role at The Marketing Store Worldwide, where he managed products for fims including Nestle, Shell and McDonalds.
Drumond Park's marketing director, Claire McCool commented: "We are delighted to have attracted Minda to Drumond Park.
"Since our policy is to create and develop as many of our lines as possible from scratch - or to adapt an existing brand to our specification for the UK market - Minda's creativity and wide experience in a variety of field enthral to our industry will be invaluable to us.
"We are a talented and close-knit team and Minda has already proved himself to be an excellent addition to that team."
Patel added: "I was attracted to Drumond Park because I have long been impressed with both their company ethos and their brands.
"With so many products taking top of the chart positions in so many toy and game industry catefories, DPL is now undoubtedly the UK's leading independent games company and I am really pleased to be playing part of their success."