Akshay Chaturvedi is an Indian entrepreneur. He was listed on the Forbes India’s 30Under30 list, and then subsequently on the Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 list, both in early 2020. He founded Leverage Edu, and as its CEO, now runs what is India’s largest Career Guidance and University Admissions platform - with 1.5Mn users, 60,000+ 1:1 counselling sessions & 1200+ admission applicants - every month. He became a CNBC Young Turk, named eponymously after India’s top business/ entrepreneurship show, in 2019. Later that year, he also won the TiE Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. In 2020, he won the BusinessWorld TechTors award, touted among the top tech entrepreneurs to watch out for. As Prime Minister’s Champions of Change, selected in 2019, he closely worked with the ministries on higher education policy framework. In July 2020, he was awarded as Entrepreneur of the Year (Consumer Business) by the Entrepreneur Magazine. Akshay has also been an active speaker on different stages. Internationally, he has spoken at UNDP (on scaling Youth Aspirations), WISE (in Qatar; on Cities as the new education ecosystems), EdTechX Europe (in London; on Leverage Edu’s use of AI), and at the World Economic Forum (in Astana, Kazakhstan; on higher education models for the future). He has also spoken for the Ministry of Youth Affairs, FICCI Frames, PHD Chambers of Commerce. Other than that, he has given long-form talks at TEDx, Josh, as well as spoken on television & radio programs at Times Now, CNBC, Rajya Sabha TV, All India Radio, RED FM, etc. He is also a contributing columnist with The Economic Times.
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