The Team

Cicero Associates and Consultants Pvt. Ltd. draws on the strength of its specialised in house team and the extensive support it enjoys from its wider pool of advisors and associates

Dhananjai Joshi – Managing Director

Dhananjai Joshi has over eleven years of experience in conducting large-scale sample surveys. He received his training in Research Methods at the Survey Research Center, Institute of Social Research; University of Michigan, USA and the Afrobarometer School at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. From 2003-2009, he worked at the Centre for Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) with Prof. Yogendra Yadav and accredits most of his unique learning to this association. Dhananjai has been published in the Economic and Political Weekly, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express and India Today besides his chapters in books published by SAGE and Oxford University Press. He has been a political commentator on TV channels such as Lok Sabha TV, Sahara Samay, Focus TV, News X and Headlines Today.

Akankshya Baruah – Program Manager

As the Program Manager Akankshya coordinates all ongoing projects from beginning to end and assists in all processes of the organization. She is also involved with survey design, research and reporting. Prior to joining Cicero, she completed her Masters in Business Administration from TERI University, New Delhi and her Bachelors in Economics from Ramjas College, Delhi University and has worked on multiple projects with Zubaan Books and Oil India Limited.

Himanshu Bhattacharya – Lead Programmer

Himanshu Bhattacharya is mathematician specialising in computer programming. He is currently involved with Cicero Associates as the Lead Analyst and programmer since June 2013. Previously, he has worked at Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) as a programmer and in-charge of the Computer department from January 1995 to May 2013. He has extensive programming knowledge on Fox Prow for Windows, Visual Fox Pro, SPSS (a Statistical Package for Social Science), COBOL, and CLIPPER. He also has thorough knowledge of MS-Office (MS-Word, Excel, Power Point, Front page, Microsoft Access), Page Maker, Quark Express, Corel Draw,and Photoshop.

Gopal Singh – Research Assistant

Gopal Singh aids in questionnaire design, creation of sample respondent lists, data processing and entry and assists in maintenance of the Computer department. Prior to joining Cicero, he completed his BCA from Vinayaka Mission University (DEC), Punjab and Diploma in Computer Application (DCA) & ‘O’ Level From Multani Computer Pvt. Ltd. Pathankot, Punjab accredited by DOEACC SOCIETY.

Kunal Singh – Research Associate

Kunal Singh is a Master’s degree holder in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and bachelor’s degree holder in History from Hindu College, Delhi University. At Cicero he is involved with designing the survey and developing the various tools required for conducting the survey, preparing reports and carrying out background research.

Chetana Jagriti

Chetana Jagriti is involved with designing the survey, data quality management, project operations and other managerial tasks. She completed her M.Phil degree in Philosophy from Delhi University and Masters degree in Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University.


Abhinav Aery – Logistics

Abhinav Aery brings with himself extensive experience in market research and consumer insight and has worked with a diverse range of clients across sectors. With a forte in data collection methods, at Cicero he organizes and implements data collection and coordinates nation-wide fieldwork. He is actively involved in ensuring the quality of fieldwork and data. He received his training at the NIILM School of Business, New Delhi.

Anand Bharadwaj – Operations

Anand Bharadwaj has a Masters in Business Administration and is adept at quantitative and qualitative research methods with years of firsthand experience servicing a plethora of clients across industries. His strength lies in formulating efficient fieldwork plans. At Cicero, he creates customised fieldwork plans; works at identifying and adhering to industry best practices in data collection and actively monitors data quality.