Akshay joined the Randall’s Island Park Alliance Board of Trustees in October 2023. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. Akshay also has a Master of Arts in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he received outstanding student awards from former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

Akshay previously served as Director at Citigroup from 2002 until 2008, and then retired as a Partner at Redwood Capital, where he worked from 2008 until 2019. He also served as a Term Member at The Council on Foreign Relations. Akshay currently volunteers as a Coach with Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) and has completed his Grassroots, D, and C Coaching Licenses with US Soccer.