Global Cyber Security practice Co-leader, Head – Risk Consulting and Partner
KPMG in India
Akhilesh serves as the Global Cyber Security practice Co-leader and heads the IT Advisory practice for KPMG in India and in the EMA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He also heads the Risk Consulting practice for KPMG in India.
Akhilesh is passionate about developments in the area of information technology and how these can help businesses drive smart processes and effective outcomes. He has advised over 200 clients on matters relating to cyber security, IT strategy, selection of technologies and helped them realise the business benefits of technology. He possesses good knowledge of behaviour psychology and is enthusiastic about addressing the issues of IT risks in a holistic manner, especially through application of user behaviour analytics.
Akhilesh has played an instrumental role in the industry, and is widely recognised for his strong blend of business and technical skills. Due to his positioning as an independent expert, he has been a member of jury for a number of awards over the last few years. Akhilesh is a frequent contributor to business and technology publications. He is a notable speaker on cyber security and its implication on enterprise businesses.
Akhilesh is also a member of the steering committee of Data Security Council of India (DSCI), which is a self-regulatory organisation. He has also played an active part in developing security and privacy frameworks for the banking industry in India.
Areas of Expertise: Cyber security, technology risk management, emerging technologies
MBA (Gold Medallist), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India
B Tech (Gold Medallist), MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, India
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)