Founder & CEO
Malt & Salt Hospitality
Akhilesh founded Malt & Salt Hospitality in 2014 with the aim of providing excellence in Hospitality Consulting, Operations Management and Portfolio Investments Management. With over two decades of experience in industries ranging from Hospitality, Real Estate, Strategic Marketing and Knowledge Management, Akhilesh decided to launch his own entrepreneurial venture.
Having been part of multiple start-ups, Akhilesh considers himself a specialist at starting, launching and successfully operating Food and Beverage businesses. Establishing and ramping up businesses whilst streamlining operations and profitability are the key assets to Akhilesh’s focus in building great ventures.
Having lived and worked in the UAE for over fifteen years, Akhilesh has developed an in-depth understanding and gained valuable experience of the Middle East market.
Understanding new trends, conducting gap analysis, creating unique concepts and implementing ideas is the thriving force for launching Malt & Salt Hospitality Akhilesh brings a deep passion for the hospitality business coupled with a vast experience of working with reputable hotel chains like the Taj Group of Hotels in India. He has successfully launched more than twelve diverse Food & Beverage concepts including an award-winning all-day gourmet café concept in Dubai.
In addition to being a Hotel Management graduate and Bachelor of Commerce, Akhilesh is also a Masters in Business Administration from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausees, Paris. He was a visiting faculty and guest speaker at a leading Hotel Management college in New Delhi for three years and has coached & mentored over 500 team members of various nationalities.