Akhil Damodaran is a highly experienced professional with a background spanning the telecom, IT, aviation, and education industries. Presently, he holds the position of Dean at the Undergraduate Business School of IILM University. Prior to joining IILM University, Akhil served as the Cluster Head of the Emergent Vertical within the School of Business at UPES. In the past, he has worked with the France Telecommunication Group and Tata Communications Ltd.Beyond his role at IILM, Akhil also assumes the mantle of Founder and CEO at Elteridium, a blockchain smart contract firm specializing in public-private partnerships. His involvement extends to various other organizations, including advisory membership for IVIVI Tech Solutions, a leading artificial intelligence company, as well as Fitsyndicate, a token-based blockchain startup. Additionally, he serves as a Mentor for IIT Bombay’s Entrepreneurial Cell and functions as a regional mentor for the Atal Tinkering Lab under NITI Aayog.In 2021, he achieved recognition as a recipient of the esteemed Celerity 40 under 40 Supply Chain Achievers Award.Akhil has a diverse educational background, encompassing a bachelor’s degree in electronics and instrumentation engineering from RGPV, a postgraduate degree in management from IIT Delhi, a degree in competition law from the National Law University Delhi, and a PhD in management from UPES.