Akash is a seasoned business strategist with extensive experience driving complex transformational initiatives – both at industry level and for leading North American financial institutions.
Despite being raised in the land-locked city of New Delhi, India, Akash dreamt of the high seas since childhood. After spending the last 20 years in the Financial Services industry – in senior roles that included Partner & Canadian Head of Financial Services Advisory practice at a Fortune 200 consulting firm and institutional derivatives trading – Akash finally pivoted to the Ocean industry.
He currently works at Canada’s Ocean Frontier Institute focused on advancing its Innovation and Commercialization mandate, is a mentor at Ocean Startup Project and a Board member of Humber Bay Sailing Centre. Akash is passionate about ocean-based CDR and is leveraging his in-depth strategy consulting and capital markets experience to help propel it.
Akash is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Richard Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Akash is a drummer and an ardent sailor preparing for his maiden ocean passage. He lives with his family in Toronto, Canada.