Ogilvy Health promotes Ripal Patel to CFO

Ogilvy Health has promoted Ripal Patel from SVP, client financial services to chief financial officer (CFO).

Patel has assumed the role of CFO from Robert Saporito, who announced his impending retirement at the end of 2019. 

In his new post, Patel will oversee the organisation’s finance, accounting, and facilities departments. He will also become a member of the Ogilvy Health Executive Committee and will serve on the agency’s US Board. 

Patel joined Ogilvy Health in 2007 as director of client financial services and was elevated to SVP, client financial services in 2009. With more than 24 years of industry experience, he has an extensive background in commercial finance, financial planning and operations, accounting, strategy, and procurement, as well as a deep understanding of the healthcare advertising ecosphere.

“Rip has been working closely with Robert for well over a decade, he has been a significant contributor and leader in his own right and is poised to help us take Ogilvy’s health practice to the next level,” commented the company’s Andrew Schirmer.

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