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Jai Patel

Acting Chief Financial Officer
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Jaibala Patel is the Acting Chief Financial Officer for the MTA. She joined the team in 2017 as the Chief Financial Officer for New York City Transit and as part of the consolidated Finance function was promoted to the MTA’s Deputy CFO in 2020.

Patel is responsible for oversight of the MTA’s finances including the functions of the Comptroller, Financial Services, Management and Budget, and Treasury. She has extensive knowledge of the transportation industry as she led NJ TRANSIT’s finance team as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer prior to joining the MTA.

Patel began her finance career at the Office of Management and Budget in the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration.