Adtalem Global Education announced that Mehul Patel has been named group president of professional education. Most recently, Patel was president of Apollo Global, the international education conglomerate within Apollo Education Group Inc. Prior to Apollo Global, he served as president of Kaplan Professional Publishing and Kaplan Professional Schools. Earlier, Patel had key roles at Thomson Learning/NETg. Patel received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently on the board of directors for No Barriers.

Analog Devices Inc. announced that Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah was named senior VP of finance and CFO. Mahendra-Rajah previously served as CFO of WABCO Holdings Inc. Prior to his appointment at WABCO, he served as corporate VP and segment CFO for the Silicon Systems Group. He has also held global finance and operational positions at Visa and United Technologies. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.

Axial Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company, named Dr. Srinivas G. Rao as its chief medical officer. Rao most recently served as senior VP and CMO at DepoMed Inc. Prior to this, he was the founder and CEO of Kyalin Biosciences, a privately held biotechnology company developing a potential breakthrough therapy for autism. Before that he served as CMO and chief scientific officer of three companies through his association with Avalon Ventures. Rao received his doctorate from Yale Graduate School and his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine. He holds both a B.S. and M.S. from Yale College and Yale Graduate School respectively.

Deep Sentinel has named Bari Abdul chief marketing officer. Abdul previously led the global consumer marketing team at McAfee Security software. He also served as GM of the consumer business at Check Point Software. He launched his career with deep consumer foundations built at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo.

Risdall has named Mahmood Khan as senior VP of digital media and analytics. Khan joins Risdall from Periscope where he served as the director of media and analytics and led a team of digital media, paid search and SEO professionals. Prior to Periscope, he led international ecommerce campaigns for clients at Digital River. Khan currently serves as a member of IAB Digital Media Buyer and Planner Certification Program Exam Committee. Khan will lead digital initiatives at the company.

Praveen Raja has joined PATH in the newly created position of VP of technology development and introduction. Raja's most recent position with Amgen focused on innovation across medical devices, diagnostics and digital health. Prior to Amgen, Raja served as VP of medical science and solutions at Proteus Digital Health. He also served as head of clinical development and medical affairs at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics and chief of behavioral medicine at Kaiser Permanente. He also co-founded Brahmi Educational Trust, an NGO dedicated to building schools to educate rural, disadvantaged children in India. Raja earned his doctorate at UCLA.

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