Rahul Belani

Rahul Belani

Vice President, Products

Rahul Belani is vice president of Products at ITHAKA. An experienced product and technology executive, he has led digital transformations, particularly in online product development and enterprise systems and services. Rahul excels at aligning and blending business and technology strategies, and building trust-based relationships that result in impactful customer driven innovations and technology-enabled solutions.


At ITHAKA, Rahul is responsible for leading the Products team which includes Product Owners, User Research, Analytics and Quality Assurance. He also leads a Labs team that is responsible for shaping the future of research and teaching by partnering with technologists, desighers, and subject matter experts to create tools for researchers, teachers and students. Each of the cross-functional product development teams use Lean/Agile product development methodologies to validate product hypotheses with users and build well-designed solutions that meet their needs.


Prior to joining ITHAKA, Rahul was the vice president and chief information officer at Consumer Reports, where he led the digital transformation of the organization’s culture by launching an Innovation Center, establishing a Data Science Lab to explore Machine Learning and Sentiment analysis techniques, moving from waterfall methodologies to Lean & Agile product development driven by consumer-centricity, and modernizing the technical data and digital platforms to enable new product development and personalized services to millions of consumers.


Rahul holds an BS in Mathematics and Statistics from MG Science Institute in India and MS in Computer Science from The George Washington University.