Executive Team

Executive Team

Leadership Team

Sankesh Abbhi

President and CEO

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Ashok Katti

COO & President, APAC

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Andras Berta

Chief Strategy Officer

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Clint Wolfe

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Don Otterbein

Chief Commercial Officer

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Rick Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

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Ritu Shrivastava

Chief of Staff

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Sankesh Abbhi

President and CEO

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Ashok Katti

COO & President, APAC

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Andras Berta

Chief Strategy Officer

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Clint Wolfe

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Don Otterbein

Chief Commercial Officer

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Rick Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

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Ritu Shrivastava

Chief of Staff

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Sankesh Abbhi

President and CEO

Sankesh Abbhi is the President and CEO of ArisGlobal. In this role, he is focused on expanding ArisGlobal’s business by building a strong and unique platform strategy and launching important new products for the benefit of customers, patients, employees and shareholders. Sankesh has overseen back-to-back years of record growth for ArisGlobal and spearheaded the company’s relationship with Nordic Capital, delivering a long-term growth partner and opening a new chapter in ArisGlobal’s 30 year history. Sankesh began his career as the founder of Synowledge, a knowledge process outsourcing company that grew to more than 1,000 global employees and was eventually acquired by BioClinica. In that role, he gained a unique perspective on ArisGlobal as a customer, including invaluable functional experience in drug safety, regulatory affairs, medical affairs and clinical development. Sankesh is a seasoned businessman, graduating with a BA in Economics from Columbia University.

Ashok Katti

COO and President, APAC

Ashok Katti is ArisGlobal’s COO and President, APAC, and has over 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Ashok is responsible for oversight of company operations and execution of strategic initiatives set forth by the organization. He has direct responsibility for Product Development, Services, Cloud Technology and APAC operations. Ashok started his career with ArisGlobal and held key positions, including heading Global Professional Services, before moving to sister company Synowledge, where he headed Global Delivery & Operations. He rejoined ArisGlobal in 2016 and has been instrumental in bringing operational efficiencies and transformation to global delivery operations. Ashok completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Karnataka University and Executive MBA from UCONN.

Andras Berta

Chief Strategy Officer

Andras Berta is the Chief Strategy Officer of ArisGlobal where he heads global product management and strategy. Andras is a Medical Doctor and holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management, as well as an MBA. After two years of residency in public health and epidemiology, Andras started his pharmaceutical career at Gedeon Richter. During his tenure at Gedeon Richter, he held ascending roles up to Deputy EU QPPV and Deputy Global Head of Pharmacovigilance. Andras led Gedeon Richter’s initial 5.1.x ARISg implementation and oversaw the restructuring of their global PV system and procedures. In 2010, Andras joined Vifor Pharma as Global Head, Drug Safety Operations. In 2013, Andras was promoted to VP, Global Drug Safety and Risk Management at Vifor and worked closely with ArisGlobal to partner on our next-generation safety system, LifeSphere MultiVigilance. Andras has been instrumental in implementing EU Good Vigilance Practices and relevant Swiss and US FDA regulations, and conducted fast-track full PV integrations of the Switzerland-based OM Pharma and US-based Relypsa companies following their acquisitions.

Clint Wolfe

Chief Human Resources Officer

Clint Wolfe heads Human Resources at ArisGlobal. Prior to joining the company, Clint acquired more than 20 years’ of Human Resources experience with a proven track record of leading diverse global teams and delivering results. Clint has held multiple Human Resources roles of increasing geographic scope and responsibility in both private equity owned and public companies that combine research, data-driven analytics, subject matter expertise and technology to improve healthcare outcomes and patient lives. Clint has an in-depth understanding of how to efficiently structure a Human Resources function so that it scales with the needs of the business. He has extensive experience in implementing and leading Human Resources Centers of Excellence responsible for executing Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Human Resources Information Systems and Human Resources Operations. Clint also has hands-on experience implementing Human Resources process improvements, managing and integrating acquisitions and global change management initiatives.

Don Otterbein

Chief Commercial Officer

Don brings more than 22 years of senior leadership experience with deep expertise in global healthcare informatics and technology-enabled businesses. He has led multiple teams of varying sizes across consulting, sales and marketing, product management, offerings development, operations and IT. Don most recently served as President of Symphony Health – a large private equity sponsored healthcare information business. In his role with ArisGlobal, he will be responsible for leading our commercial organization in executing critical strategies which include expanding client relationships and driving profitable revenue growth. He will also ensure strong collaborative partnerships between the commercial organization and all other internal teams.

Rick Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

Rick Simpson is the Chief Financial Officer of ArisGlobal. Prior to joining the company, Rick served as Chief Financial Officer of several private equity-backed Software-as-a-Service and technology companies with global operations. Rick is a results-driven leader, building high-performing and engaged teams, with a strong track record of building and growing companies and improving operations. He holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a PH.D. in economics and finance from Vanderbilt University. Rick and his wife Sandy have five children and three grandchildren, and enjoy spending time with family and traveling.

Ritu Shrivastava

Chief of Staff

Ritu is the Chief of Staff at ArisGlobal. In this role, she is responsible for driving key initiatives and programs for the CEO and leadership team. She helps the organization achieve its objectives by providing operational and strategic governance across various cross-functional departments. During her 22 years in the industry, she has played multiple roles in the areas of Program Management, Risk, Process Compliance, Strategy and Commercial Operations. Prior to joining ArisGlobal, she worked with IT organizations like Oracle and TCS. Ritu is a B.Tech in Electrical Engg. from NIT Bhopal and has also completed her Executive management program from the Univ. of Chicago Booth School of Business.