Akhil is the Managing Director of Nth Exception, a payments consulting and technology firm.

He is also a member of The Federal Reserve’s - Fed Payments Improvement forum and Accredited Standards Committee x9.org member. As a recognized leader in the Banking and Payments domain, Akhil works closely with Banks and Fintechs on various Digital Banking and Payments solutions.

Prior to entrepreneurship, Akhil held senior positions with the transactional banking giant HSBC in the capacity of Payments strategic Business Transformation programmes, Automation & Re-engineering initiatives and Payments Operations. Evaluating payments systems, procedures & work practices and formulating solutions to optimise business practices & systems.