Akshay is the Canada lead for Visa Consulting & Analytics – the payments consulting business of Visa – and is a key member of Visa’s Canadian Leadership Team. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and managing the advisory business, client relationships and delivery of high impact projects for Visa's FI partners (Issuers, Acquirers, Merchants and FinTechs) in the country. Akshay has several years of consulting experience and has worked with and consulted for large Canadian financial institutions on strategy development, execution and optimization across a wide range of business lines including payments. Prior to Visa, Akshay was part of the Enterprise Strategy team at Scotiabank and an engagement manager with Monitor Deloitte consulting specializing in financial services strategy & transformation. Akshay is based in Toronto, holds an MBA degree from Schulich School of Business and a Masters degree from University of Houston.