Leaving a lucrative career, Akshai founded Project KHEL in 2012 – an amalgamation of his love for sports and co-curriculars and his interest in working for the underprivileged at the grassroots level.
An MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, he has over 10 years of experience including 8+ years in the social sector in the areas of research, program development, project management and organization building and also a year’s international experience as a cultural exchange intern in Austria. Prior to this, he was the Program Head of the Development Metrics Group at the Center for Development Finance (CDF) – IFMR, Chennai where he spearheaded a team of researchers and programmers and managed a million dollar grant project funded by Google.org. Akshai has also been involved with social sector studies commissioned by international agencies such as the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, etc. and also worked with Aide-et-Action, an international NGO where he worked in fund-raising and education development programmes. A avid sportsman and enthusiast, and a committed non-profit professional, Akshai’s vision is to impact the lives of underprivileged children and youth of India through ProjectKHEL.