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Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide


Ritesh is the Chief Digital Officer for Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide. He is responsible for driving the overall digital vision for OCHWW as well as provide leadership and digital guidance for customers. Ritesh is responsible for building a team of digital strategists, technical developers and innovative partnerships that enable our clients to reach their customers in the modern world.  Also under Riteshs purview is the Ogilvy Health Innovation Lab, a place where digital innovation and experimentation occurs for the benefit of our customers.

Prior to joining OCHWW, Ritesh was the Global Head of Digital & Innovation at inVentiv Health.

He has over 18 years of experience. His professional profile includes senior positions with HealthEd Digital, Cushman & Wakefield, Euro RSCG,, and Conduit Communications.

Prior to joining inVentiv Health, Ritesh was the Global Head of Digital & Social Media at Chandler Chicco Companies.  Ritesh joined Chandler Chicco after a stint as the SVP, Managing Director of HealthEd Digital, the digital arm of the HealthEd Group, a patient education agency based in Clark NJ.  He worked on a number of Digital projects including branded and unbranded patient education sites.

Ritesh joined HealthEd, after working at Cushman & Wakefield, a global Real Estate services company where he was responsible for rolling out a global CRM solution for the company. Ritesh has also been involved in a number of start up’s in his career. Most recently, he was the co-founder of Avivocom. As the CTO, Ritesh worked on the technology that uses a combination of video, VoIP and text chat to allow clients to converse with online prospects in banner ads. It is widely used by IBM, Verizon, Intel, Adobe and a number of large corporations.