Akshai Abraham is an MBA from Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal. He has over seven years of experience - six years in the social sector in areas of research, program development, project management and organization building and one year of international experience as a cultural exchange intern in Austria.
Akshai founded ProjectKHEL in 2012 merging his interest in social work and sports in order to positively impact the lives of underprivileged children. The organization now uses sports as a platform to impart Life Skills Education (LSE) to almost 1000 children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Prior to founding ProjectKHEL, Akshai was the Program Head of the Development Metrics Group at the Center for Development Finance (CDF) - IFMR, Chennai where he spearheaded a team of researchers and programmers and managed a million dollar grant project funded by Google.org.
Akshai has also worked as a Consultant with AMS, where he was primarily involved with social sector studies commissioned by international agencies such as the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, etc. and also with Aide-et-Action, an international NGO where he worked in fund-raising and education development programmes.