Dr Akhil Shahani is Managing Director of The Shahani Group, which runs a range of colleges in areas such as business, media, real estate and finance.
He has completed his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago and his Doctorate in Education from the University of Liverpool.
Shahani is also a Venture Partner in Kaizen Private Equity and also serves as the Chairman of Global Discovery Schools.
He is on the advisory board of Unltd India & IDOBRO, which are two incubators supporting social entrepreneurs. He is also the Director of the SAGE Foundation & Trustee of The Shahani Trust, which both have a range of charitable initiatives in education.
Shahani is the recipient of many awards such as the Jamnalal Bajaj Award, Bharat Shiromani Award, PIMR Outstanding Educationist Award, Rex Karamveer Chakra Gold Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, among others.