Akshay Gambhir

Manager , Mumbai

Akshay Gambhir is a manager in Bridgespan’s Mumbai office. Akshay has more than 10 years of experience in consulting, philanthropy, and social impact. Akshay is coauthor of the recent publication, "The Growing Momentum Behind Philanthropic Collaboratives in India" (Bridgespan.org, 2024). 

At Bridgespan, Akshay has worked with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) organisations, nonprofits, and funders on a range of topics. This includes rural livelihoods, philanthropic collaboratives, impact assessment, and impact investment. He is also involved in growing and delivering Bridgespan’s nonprofit capacity building offering, Bridgespan Nonprofit Development Program. Through the program, he has coached over 15 nonprofit and social enterprise teams on strategy development and investing in leadership.

Before joining Bridgespan, Akshay has helped build market linkage models for rural livelihood initiatives and led the scale up of fisheries-based livelihood interventions at Tata Trusts. Prior to entering social impact, he worked at McKinsey Knowledge Center. Akshay holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management – Lucknow and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi University.

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