Akhil Puri is a transformation expert and core member of the TURN practice at Boston Consulting Group. He is responsible for driving large-scale business transformation and turnaround programs for clients in Greater China. He has led transformations in industries including automotive, industrial, pharmaceuticals, health care, fast-moving consumer goods, and financial services.

Akhil has expertise in digital and industry 4.0 tools and applies a think-big mindset to his client engagements on value creation. He is the Asia-Pacific node for the firm’s working capital/liquidity improvement offering and focuses on leveraging strategic growth, digital, cash, and operational levers to deliver sustained business impact and enhanced total shareholder returns (TSR).

Before joining BCG, Akhil had diverse experiences as a partner at EY India, head of KKR Capstone for India, member of TPG(S) Operations team in SE Asia, and held senior leadership positions at General Motors and Unilever.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Large-scale transformation
  • Zero-based budgeting
  • CTO/interim management
  • Operational due diligence and private equity portfolio work
  • Working capital and liquidity management
  • Growth: key account management and digital GTM
  • Lean manufacturing and S&OP optimization
  • Procurement
  • Headcount optimization

EDUCATION

  • MBA, Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
  • BTech, mechanical engineering, IIT, Kharagpur
  • Business Education Program: IIM-A
  • Advanced Business Analytics from The Wharton School
  • AI and Machine Learning from MIT Online

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • “Whatever It Takes” global award for driving significant value creation efforts in emerging markets, TPG LP Conference, 2011
  • One of 25 top executives in India, recognized by Business Today, March ‘14 annual listing of 2014
  • “Top 10 People to Watch,” Automotive News as in the Global Auto Industry, 2007 (Dtd: Jan 1st, ‘07)