Nirmal Chandrakant Shah

Role with Committee Board of Advisors Member
Profile I was born in Mumbai, India in 1974. My late father, Chandrakant Devshi Samat Shah was born in Arusha, Tanzania and my mother Sushilaben Chandrakant Shah (Daughter of Devchand Ramji Shah) was born in Nairobi, Kenya. Our village in Halar is Khirasra and our attak is Harania.

Moved to the UK in 1988.

Attended Claremont High School in Kenton, followed by Albany College for my sixth form.

Completed my BSc(Hons) Computer Science from UCL

Joined Accenture (Formerly known as Andersen Consulting)

Attended London Business School where I completed by MBA

I Currently work for Oracle Corporation, where I have been for the last 11 year. I am currently a Principal Account Manager in the Health Science Global Business Unit.

I have been the Area Chair for OAUK’s North West Area and the Associations trustee for 6 years and also held the OBPN and Education Portfolios from 2012 to 2016.

In 2015, I help found the Consortium of Gujarati Schools (CGS), whose sole purpose was to preserve the Gujarati GCSE and help its transition from the OCR Board to Pearson.

I am married to Anjani, daughter of Amichand Raichand Shah (Nyeri) and we have a young daughter, Saanya.

Vision In 2015, as part of a team, we created the Oshwal Experience. During the development phases of this project we came across amazing real life accounts of the first people who inspired the formation of our communities in East Africa and here in the UK. Oshwals have excelled in education, business and philanthropy, though the guiding principles of Jainism.

Our Oshwal Community here in the UK has the potential to become the backbone of British Society just as our parent community in Kenya. Our Jain principles will help deliver these.

We need to focus on good governance and evolve to ensure that we bring youth in to manage or association.