Akhil is a business leader in energy Sector with over 29 years of experience across Oil & Gas, Power and Telecom industries. Out of 29 years he has spent more than 16 years in leadership roles. Over the years he has managed P&L of businesses, led setting up & growing business, ideated and developed strategy, managed risk & performance turnaround, driven continuous improvement & lean initiatives in O&M, have been recognized as a thought leader in gas policy matters, promoted culture of care and ethics in organizations, managed projects, led HSSE turnaround in companies and coached leaders and employees. He has successfully negotiated complex M&A deals in his career. He has been instrumental in drafting many gas sector regulations and also led a report for MoPNG/PNGRB on “Vision 2030” in the year 2013.
Akhil has been Chairman of Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), a Fortune 500 company and listed on Indian Stock Exchanges. He was instrumental in leading the Initial Public offer of MGL in the year 2016. He has also been on Boards of many other companies including Shell Energy India Pvt ltd and Hazira Ports Private Limited.
Before Joining Pipeline Infrastructure Limited as its CEO in July 2019, he was with Shell (Including BG Plc) for almost 16 years. In Shell he led the MGL and Hazira import terminal business as GM – IG Ventures & Head –City Gas Distribution Business. He also worked as Director – Downstream Business and Director – Regulations and Business Development at BG India and Gujarat Gas Limited (on deputation from BG Group). He has also worked with Reliance Group for 9 years prior to working with Shell Plc.
Akhil is a BE-Mechanical Engineering graduate, MBA in Finance and a PhD in Gas markets. He has done many other courses including management program with IIM Bangalore and many specialized courses with Harvard Business School, Kellogg’s School of Management and London Business School.