Dr. Akhil Prasad is Country Counsel India and Company Secretary with Boeing International Corporation since September 2013 and is based at New Delhi. In past, he has held offices as Head of Legal and Company Secretary with Fidelity Worldwide Investment (2007 to 2013); Director India Legal Affairs & Company Secretary of The Walt Disney Company India (2005 to 2007); as Senior Attorney & Company Secretary of General Motors India (2003 to 2005); and as Assistant General Manager Legal with Electrolux Kelvinator (2000 to 2002). Prior to these assignments, he has also worked with the legal teams in Modicorp Group (including Modi Xerox and Graphtech India from 1995 to 2000). Akhil has about over 19 years’ experience as an In-house Counsel and has worked with legal teams spread across different countries.
Akhil has worked across various industries in the area of legal, risk and compliance, taxation, regulatory and corporate affairs. He has worked for Steel, Office Automation, White Goods, Computer Hardware, Media & Entertainment, IT/ITES, Private Equity, Mutual Funds and now Aerospace and Defence. His areas of practice includes Contracts (including International Contracts) & Litigation, Corporate Laws, Competition Law, Environmental Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, Industrial & Employment Laws, Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services, Private Equity, Risk Management, Oversight and Regulatory Compliance, Media Laws, Mergers Amalgamations & Restructuring, Real Estate / Property Laws, Tax Laws.
During July 2012 to early November 2012, as a visiting faculty on part-time basis, Akhil taught 'Legal Dimensions of International Business' to the final year students of "Master of International Business" program of the 'Delhi School of Economics'.
From February 2014 to April 2014, Akhil as a visiting faculty will teach at the Post Graduate Program in Management of the Indian School of Business, Chandigarh (“ISB”). The topic will be “Labor Issues in Manufacturing Sector in India”.
Akhil holds a Doctorate in Law (LL.D), Doctorate in Commerce (Ph.D); is a post graduate in Law; is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK; is a non-practicing Solicitor of England & Wales; has done the Master of Laws (Honors) program in US laws with the Northwestern University, Chicago and Certificate in Business Administration program from Instituto de Empressa, Madrid.
Akhil, therefore, has legal expertise in India, UK and the US.
Akhil is the Vice – Chairman and an Advisory Board member to the Corporate Counsel Committee of the International Bar Association. He is the founder member of the Indian Corporate Counsel Association, an organisation of In-house Counsel in India iccaonline.org.in. Akhil holds professional memberships with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India; the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK; the Law Society, UK; Indian Council of Arbitration, India; FACT Panel of Arbitrators & Conciliators, India. He is an avid speaker and has participated in seminars in India and outside (Paris, Madrid, Vancouver, Dubai & Boston).