Akhilesh Awasthy has nearly 40 years of experience in the power sector and power markets, working with diverse teams from technical, commercial, markets as well as in IT domains. Prior to joining TLG, he was Chief Operating Officer of Hindustan Power Exchange Limited (HPX), which he established from scratch. Akhilesh also established and operated India’s first Power Exchange – Indian Energy Exchange Limited (IEX). Prior to HPX, Akhilesh was a Professor of Practice at NTPC School of Business where he taught courses on Power Markets and Energy Derivatives, and was CEO (Power Market) at Mercados Energy Markets India Limited. Akhilesh holds an MEng and BEng (Electrical) from SGSISTS, Indore, India, and is also a Cost and Management Accountant. He is fluent in Hindi and English.