Akhil is the Managing Director of The Shahani Group, which runs educational institutes in the management, entrepreneurship, media & real estate in Mumbai. He is also the Director of Kaizen Private Equity, which is India’s first Private Equity fund that invests solely in the $86 Billion education sector. He is also a Partner in East India Paper Company, one of India’s oldest paper & packaging distributors and a Trustee of The Shahani Trust, which is a 60 year old private charitable trust that provides support in education, healthcare and housing. Trustees are on the board of 24 colleges in Mumbai
He has been given numerous industry awards and has been featured in many publications. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (USA).