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Nirav Patel is the new President at Bristlecone

Bristlecone, a Mahindra Group company headquartered in San Jose, appoints Nirav Patel, a long-time Cognizant Executive, to lead the company's operations

On July 28 this year, the Board of Directors at Bristlecone named Nirav Patel, a long-time Cognizant Executive, as its President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.

Bristlecone, part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, is a trusted partner in supply chain transformation and product engineering services. It specialises in helping organisations create high-performing environmentsand deliver positive customer experiences.Since 1998, clients across diverse industries have been turning to Bristlecone for acquiring end-to-end digital transformation capabilities. Principally located in San Jose, California, it has 14 global hubs and employs over 1,800 consultants with strategic expertise in supply chain and solution development.

“I am delighted to welcome Nirav to lead Bristlecone at an opportune time. Today,the digitisation of supply chains is a strategic initiative for every company. Bristlecone has deep expertise in helping our clients move to agile, fast, transparent and radically cost-efficient supply chains. Nirav’s extensive technology experience combined with his superior leadership skills makes him the perfect choice to lead Bristlecone through its next phase of growth,” said Dhaval Buch, outgoing interim CEO, Bristlecone, and Group Technology President, Mahindra.

Nirav is a technology veteran with more than two decades of experience in building, operating and scaling billion-dollar businesses. Most recently, Nirav was leading the global markets at Cognizant's media and technology business as a Senior Vice President and a member of its executive leadership team.

During his association with Cognizant, he led a strategic review and shift of its core businesses across telecom, media, entertainment and technology sectors. He was instrumental in taking the company forward on an accelerated growth path, scaling them to over $2 billion in annual revenue globally.

In Cognizant, Nirav also served as Head of Global Delivery, managing industry practices such as retail, CPG (consumer packaged goods), manufacturing, logistics and transportation, where he gained extensive experience servicing clients across North America, Europe and Asia.

“It is an honour and a privilege to join Bristlecone and the Mahindra Group, one of the most respectedand enduring brands in the world,” says Nirav. “Bristlecone has been at the forefront of driving digital resilience and transformation for global enterprises. I believe it is uniquely positioned to lead during this time of unprecedented change. It can help organisations around the world re-imagine, redefine and transform their businesses by accelerating digital adoption to create new sources of value. I am joining an organisation with an exceptional foundation – terrific assets, strong partnerships and talented employees. I look forward to working with the team to build on that foundation and create something exceptional.”

Visit www.bristlecone.com to know more about the company.