Akshay Kumar

Ex-Managing Director @ FMCG, Telecom, Retail Banking

In addition to part time consulting work , Akshay is committed to helping young MBA students, starting with a course in International Marketing at IIM-Shillong.

MBA from India’s top school (IIM-Ahmedabad 82-84), with a B.Tech (Hons) from IIT Kharagpur (77-82) @Worked in India and Asia- Africa markets - Nigeria, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mauritius across FMCG, Retail Banking, Cards, Transportation, Telecom, Alco-Bev.
Member, Institute of Directors, Nigeria

Successful P&L manager across industries & continents. Functional expertise in Marketing / Sales / Operations / Customer Service. Turned around an alco-bev company to record profitability in Nigeria. Have built new businesses across multiple product categories / locations

New business : Fertilizers , Retail Banking , Credit Card, Mobile telephony
Turnaround : Transportation, Mobile Telephony, AlcoBev

@Global companies like Unilever, Citibank, Standard Chartered, Bharti Airtel.
. Hands-on Business Manager
• Change Agent - others and myself : Learning and Training!
• Marketing Thought & Innovation
. Well versed with digital world/ SMS
• Ability to churn/analyze data for business decisions
• Focused on “Consumer First”
• Sales n distribution
• Alliance based co-marketing
• Will get more out of a team than what they think is possible

Adept at building new products, channels, processes
Good cross-functional collaboration capability due to Global matrixed organisations.
Has run business locally as General Manager, and as Asia regional functional head.
Networked with Regulators, Bureaucrats and Industry Groups