Royal Canin North America, a division of Mars Incorporated, has appointed Viral Patel as its new vice president of finance, effective April 1. With 14 years of finance experience at Mars, Patel brings a wealth of expertise to his new role, having previously served as the chief financial officer of the company’s veterinary business unit since 2021. In his new capacity, Patel will focus on strengthening governance, fostering talent development, and advancing Royal Canin’s mission of supporting pet health. His promotion underscores Royal Canin’s commitment to achieving financial goals while prioritizing the nutritional needs of pets across North America.

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