Dr. Akhil Prasad is Country Counsel India and Company Secretary with Boeing International Corporation and is based at New Delhi. In the 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); Senior Attorney & Company Secretary of General Motors India (2003 to 2005); and 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 20 years’ experience as an In-House Counsel and has worked with legal teams spread across different countries.
Akhil has been on the Board of Directors of entities within the Fidelity Group (Devonshire India Real Estate Holding, Eight Roads Investment Advisors, and FIL Research India) and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Boeing India Defense Private Limited and Boeing India Private Limited.
Akhil has worked across various industries in the areas 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.
Akhil’s areas of practice include 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; and Tax Laws.