Akshay Kohli leads Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Finance & Strategy (CFS) practice in India and sits on the Asia-Pacific CFS leadership team. He is the Asia-Pacific lead for shareholder value advisory, and a core member of the Principal Investors & Private Equity (PIPE) practice. Akshay worked at the BCG New York office for eight years before transferring to the India system in late 2020.

Akshay works with clients on how best to translate strategy into strong and sustainable shareholder value. He is experienced in Total Shareholder Return (TSR) strategy, investor strategy, financial and capital allocation strategy (including capital payout policy, optimal capital structure), corporate valuation, buy- and sell-side transactions (M&A, carveouts, spinoffs, etc.), commercial and vendor due diligence, and portfolio company value creation planning and execution. He has worked in a wide range of industries with a focus on technology, media, and telecommunications; consumer, and industrial goods. He also has experience leading large-scale transformation programs in corporate strategy, organization design, sales, go-to-market, and pricing.

Before joining BCG, he worked as Vice President, Strategy & Business Affairs, at India’s leading motion picture studio, Yash Raj Films (YRF). Before that, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup in New York.


  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BSc, economics (Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List), Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology)
  • BAS, systems engineering (Summa Cum Laude), School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania