SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, today announced the appointment of Dr. Kal Patel to the new role of Senior Vice President of Digital Health.
Dr. Patel joined Flex from Doctor on Demand, a leading video telemedicine provider, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for all business and commercial functions, including marketing, business development, partnerships, implementations, operations and account management.
Prior to Doctor on Demand, Dr. Patel founded and headed Amgen Digital Health, with responsibility for setting and executing a strategy focused on incubating and commercializing a portfolio of digital health products and programs that supported Amgen's drugs. Previously, he was Global Marketing Lead for Enbrel and Head of Corporate Strategy at Amgen. Prior to joining Amgen, Dr. Patel held leadership positions at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and as a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he provided consulting services to North American and European healthcare clients.
Dr. Patel has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, an MBA from its Booth Graduate School of Business, and an M.D. from its Pritzker School of Medicine.
Paul Humphries, president of High Reliability Solutions (HRS) at Flex, said, "We are seeing increasing global demand for improved access, quality and affordability of health services and medical care. Flex is extremely well positioned to address this need. By leveraging our vast capabilities in consumer products, medical devices, connectivity and cloud services, we can provide customers unique and differentiating integrated solutions that meet the growing global demand."
Humphries continued, "Dr. Patel has played a pivotal role as a pioneer in the digital health industry, and he is joining Flex at an opportune time, as we accelerate our own development of Sketch-to-Scale connected health and wellness solutions."
Flex Ltd. is the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @Flextronics. Flex Live Smarter
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