Leadership and Team


bio_NitinNitin R Patel

Nitin R. Patel, Ph.D. – Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Cytel Inc.

Dr. Patel is a leading expert on the development of fast and accurate computer algorithms to implement computationally intensive statistical methods.

He has published over sixty-five refereed papers in the areas of statistics, operations research and computing.

He and his co-authors, Dr. Cyrus Mehta and Dr. Karim Hirji, received the 1987 George W. Snedecor Award from the American Statistical Association.
In 2003, Dr. Patel was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Dr. Patel has been a member of the faculty at MIT’s Sloan School and the Operations Research Center since 1995.

Previously, he was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and held visiting positions at Harvard, the University of Michigan, the University of Montreal and the University of Pittsburgh.


Mayank Shah Founder and Partner

Mayank Shah, Chartered Accountant

Mayank has over 40 years experience as Consultant, Executive and Academician in the field of MIS and Business Analytics applications.

Mayank designed and supervised building of MIS, Business Intelligence and Business Analytics solutions for a large number of organizations across several domains.

He provided critical inputs in functional area for design and development of XLMiner a Data Mining tool on MS Excel platform.

He is responsible for designing and building Business Analytics Platform at C-BIA which will enable Business Professionals to work with Analytics with great ease.

Mayank was leading Information Technology discipline at S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research for about 7 years before he founded C-BIA along with Nitin Patel in 2004.

Currently, Mayank provides leadership to C-BIA and is primarily responsible for architectural inputs for design, development and delivery of Business Analytics solutions and services, including training.

He focuses on design and development of BA Platforms while other Partners focus of client servicing.



NikeshNikesh Shah

Nikesh with about 25 years of experience, leads BA Solutions practice. He is primarily responsible for design, building and delivery of bespoke solutions to clients in Europe, UK, USA and India.

His expertise areas are:

  • Data warehouse
  • Advanced Data Management
  • BI Solutions
  • SharePoint solutions

DiptiDipti Bharatia

Dipti with about 20 years of experience, leads BA Services and Training practice. She is primarily responsible for Business Development and Client Relations apart from supervising delivery of services.

Her expertise areas are:

  • Analytics Platform Configuration and Management
  • OLAP Solution Design and Building
  • Project Management
  • Execution
  • Managing Team


Advisory Board

Sunil Lakdawala, Ph.D

Dr. Lakdawala has over 20 years of consulting experience in IT applications for business including Data Warehousing and Data Mining. Dr. Lakdawala is a consultant in BI applications and is visiting professor at S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research.

A. K. Nag, Ph.D

Dr. Nag, a former senior executive of the Reserve Bank of India, the central bank and the monetary authority of the country, is a well-known expert in the banking and financial analytics, data warehousing and data mining.

Shirish Kher

Since 2005, Shirish has been an independent educator, based out of Pune. He divides his time between teaching at B-Schools and conducting personal/group training for organisations in areas of Business Analytics, Personal Effectiveness and Performance Improvement.

He uses innovative methods in using simulated experiences (discussions, games, highly physical activities like rock climbing etc) to encourage learning, self reflection and personal growth.

Nagarajan Subramanian

Nagarajan Subramanian, is the Founder and Managing Partner of En theos Consulting, a boutique consultancy outfit based in Mumbai, focusing on helping Lifestyle businesses in India scale up profitably. Nagarajan has had an extensive experience in Sales and Marketing; Retailing; Franchising and Licensing with Voltas Limited; Titan Industries Ltd and Disney Consumer Products over 25 years.