Viral Patel joins the Royal Canin North America leadership team as Vice President of Finance

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Royal Canin North Americadivision of Mars, Incorporated is pleased to announce the promotion of Viral Patel to Vice President of Finance, effective April 1, 2024. Patel will be responsible for accelerating the path to growth and value creation and delivering tangible health benefits through cat and dog nutrition. As a member of the North American leadership team, Patel will also focus on building a strong governance and control culture while developing talent and financial capabilities across North America.

“I am excited to take on this new role and continue to deliver on our mission to create a better world for pets,” said Patel. “I am honored to join this group of dynamic and collaborative leaders while applying my knowledge and achievements within the Veterinary Business Unit Royal Canin North America throughout the organization.”

Patel brings 14 years of financial experience across Mars segments with roles in accounting, financial planning and analysis, procurement and transformation. Viral has joined Royal Canin North America in 2021 as CFO of US Vet and played a key role in leading Royal Canin’s Vet Business Unit, setting the business up for short and long-term success through the implementation of new tools and processes.

“Viral is a critical addition to the North American Leadership team and I am excited about his future contributions in his new role. With keen financial acumen, a focus on talent development and a results-driven leadership style, Viral continues to play a key role in achieving our brands’ financial goals and continued commitment to meeting the nutritional needs of cats and dogs around the world. North America” he said Daryn Brownregional president, Royal Canin North America.

Patel holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago. He and his wife Punit currently reside in St. Charles, MO.

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