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Ritesh Patel

Ogilvy's Health & Wellness
Chief Digital Officer

Ritesh Patel is responsible for providing digital vision, leadership and guidance for Ogilvy's Health & Wellness customers globally.He joined Ogilvy after 4 years as the Chief Digital officer at Ogilvy CommonHealth, the specialist healthcare agency within WPP where, working with the creative and planning groups, Ritesh and his team provided digital strategy, technology development and innovation services, via the Ogilvy Digital Health Lab, to bring client campaigns to life for the digital world. During his tenure, Ritesh and his team have created many new innovations for clients, from EHR Strategy, to the use of A/R, V/R Chat Bots and voice activated systems for marketers.

Prior to joining Ogilvy CommonHealth, Ritesh spent 5 years as the Global Head of Digital & Innovation at inVentiv Health where he worked on a number of projects on the clinical side of the business as well as the commercial side. In clinical, Ritesh worked to digitize the CRO and create digital patient recruiting solutions. In the commercial group, Ritesh worked on many the highly successful campaigns, including work for Allergan for Botox,, Latisse and Lapband, as well as Drive4copd to raise awareness of COPD. He and his team also pioneered the use of Social Media in Pharma marketing for clients in 2011, winning a Clio award for a campaign for Cystic Fibrosis using Facebook and Twitter.