CEO Ayana Hospitality, 2001 Trinity College, 2006 MBA INSEAD, Former Indian National Squash Champion. Akhil Behl is the CEO and co-founder of Ayana Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. He leads the Indian JV, influencing the design process of hospitality ventures from concept level. Over the last few years, he has been involved in the conceptualization of luxury eco-lodge projects in Kanha and Pench National Park and a luxury second home development with a hospitality component outside Mumbai. Most recently, he has had extended stints at Mantis properties, understanding the critical aspects of delivering a luxury boutique experience to discerning travellers.
Prior to this, Akhil was instrumental in building Avendus Capital’s (an investment bank) M&A and private equity syndication practice in the life sciences sector. Akhil has also had a stint as a Senior Associate at Grail Partners (London) focusing on private equity fund raising and investment initiatives in the U.S.A and Europe. He began his professional career with Berkshire Capital (New York), a boutique investment bank that specializes in providing M&A related advisory services to non-depositary financial institutions.
Akhil graduated from Trinity College (U.S.A) in 2001 and completed his MBA at INSEAD (France/Singapore) in 2006.