Akhil Shahani


      Akhil’s family has been in the education sector for the last 60 years and are involved in managing 24 institutions in Mumbai. He brings his vast network in the education space to Kaizen.

After completing his MBA at Kellogg Graduate School of Management over 18 years ago, Akhil started a range of ventures in the educational sector. These include a business school for his educational trust and a vocational training franchise. He also runs the non profit SAGE Foundation which provides education and skills training for 100 villages in Maharashtra. SAGE was recognized for its work at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008.

He currently serves on the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Higher Education Committee and is a Past President of the American Alumni Association, which promotes academic linkages between US and Indian Universities.

He is a regular speaker at educational conferences and had been profiled in media. He has received the ‘Bharat Shiromani Award’ for his work in the education. Other awardees include Mother Teresa, Dalai Lama and N.R. Narayan murthy.

In his spare time, he is actively involved in mentoring startup social entrepreneurs and promoting the cause of philanthropy.