Role at FSG
At FSG, Akshay works within the Inclusive Markets approach area. His current project, on the theme of Early Childhood Education (ECE), aims to catalyze the scaling of an affordable, high-quality, private-sector ECE industry, catering to low-income households in urban India. His work ranges from understanding the policy landscape for ECE in India to profiling customers and sizing the market for low-cost ECE.
Prior to joining FSG, Akshay worked at an economic consultancy named Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA). While at CEPA, he worked on projects in the infrastructure and agriculture sectors with clients like World Bank and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Additionally, Akshay has worked with HSBC’s Global Financial Sector Policy Team on a project to estimate the lending costs faced by banks in the UK, and with the University of Cambridge’s economic research group on a project that aimed to improve the efficiency of the supply chain of maize in Tanzania.
- University of Cambridge, Girton College, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Economics
- University of Mumbai, St. Xavier’s College, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and Statistics
- Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI)
On working at FSG
“At FSG, I have had the unique opportunity of working at the confluence of industry, government, and academia in an environment where there is no shortage of energetic passion. Each day at the firm is a fascinating experience as I help develop and scale an inclusive business model.”