Chief Digital Officer
WPP Health & Wellness

Ritesh has over 18 years of digital and CRM experience. His professional profile includes senior positions with Ogilvy CommonHealth,  inVentiv Health, Cushman & Wakefield, Euro RSCG, Agency.com, and Conduit Communications. Ritesh is currently the Chief Digital Officer for WPP Health & Wellness.

At WPP Health & Wellness, he is responsible for driving the overall digital vision for WPP H&W as well as provide thought leadership and digital guidance for our global clients.

Prior to WPP H&W, Ritesh was the Chief Digital officer at Ogilvy Commonhealth. 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 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.

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