Akhil is the Director of South Asia Initiatives at the Asia Society Policy Institute, where his research focuses on the US foreign policy towards South Asia, as well as developments in South Asia. Previously, he worked at Eurasia Group, where he was responsible for the firm’s coverage of South Asia, including political and economic developments in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Prior to Eurasia Group, Akhil worked with McLarty Associates, where he led the research for the India & South Asia Team. He has also worked at Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan, as well as at 9.9 Media, a B2B start-up based in New Delhi. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a 2022 Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leader.
Akhil holds a M.A. in International Business and Policy from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in History from Franklin & Marshall College.