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Akhil Sethi

Managing Director

Akhil is a seasoned and diversified non-executive director with first-class communication, a long track record of successful leadership and extensive experience across multiple geographies and diverse lines of businesses. With a passion for organisation and customer success and excellent leadership skills, he has successfully led several large engagements. Working with Fortune 500 and ASX 100 corporations Akhil has diverse industry experience spanning banking and finance, insurance and telecom. Having lived and worked across multiple countries in three continents, he brings in a global perspective to any organisation or solution including the set-up of follow-the-sun operating models. Akhil has been endorsed as a genuine, credible and committed leader who maintains a high level of authenticity, good conduct and integrity. A senior leader, visionary in scope yet happy to take a hands-on role to ensure delivery of results, Akhil is a go-getter who makes things happen with minimal risk, issues and drama, resulting in a high- performance environment with best practice enablement. Akhil keeps his focus on areas such as: • Thought Leadership aligned with technology and innovation • Operational, Regulatory, Reputation and Conduct Risk • Technology & Business integration, alignment & collaboration • Organisational and functional efficiencies Akhil instils a sense of urgency around addressing and resolving team and individual performance issues and ensures that this is cascaded throughout the organisation. With an appreciation of effective policy and procedural disciplines, Akhil ensures that they are in place for records, information and knowledge management to meet organisational requirements. He also champions and acts as an advocate for the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour and drives a culture of integrity and professionalism across the organisation. Akhil is a motivated and dynamic leader who is passionate about driving a high-performance culture, developing talent, innovation, emerging technologies and corporate and board governance. Akhil is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Governance Risk and Compliance Institute (GRCI), Australian Domain Administration (AuDA) and Australian Computer Society (ACS) and associated with a number of other industry bodies.


  • Large (200+ employees) organisation – unlisted
  • Small to Medium Enterprise - SME (10 -199 employees) - listed
  • Small to Medium Enterprise – SME (199+ employees) – unlisted
  • Not-for-profit organisation Small (10-199 employees)
  • Not-for-profit organisation Small (200+ employees)
  • Banking
  • Computer Software
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Management Consulting
  • Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Program Development
  • Telecommunications
  • Audit
  • Governance
  • Business Acumen
  • Change Management
  • Diversity
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Risk
  • Senior Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking


  • Advisory Board Member
  • GM/MD

Board or Committee Experience

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Executive Career Summary

Title Company Name Industry
Managing DirectorAPIICAL Pty LtdManagement Consulting