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Akash Kanojia

Principal & Senior Consultant, Co-Leader of Regulatory Design and Financial Services, CMG Consulting LLC

+1 (888) 445-5486

CMG Frameworks

  • Strategy and Scenario Planning
  • Go-To-Market Planning
  • Business Optimization and Transformation
  • Regulatory Design
  • Financial Services


  • Strategy
  • Project Finance
  • Electricity Policy & Markets
  • Business Models
  • Asset Management
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Government Regulations
  • General Management
  • Deal Structuring
  • Financial Modeling
  • Investor Relations
  • Valuation
  • Risk Management & Hedging
  • Business Cases

Akash Kanojia, CFA, brings over 15 years of experience in high-pressure situations across the financial, investment management and government sectors. Throughout his career, Akash has led teams through complex and uncertain situations, filtering the noise and identifying concrete actions that resulted in tangible improvements for the organization’s bottom line.

Akash holds a BBA degree from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, a BA degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from New York University’s School of Law, where he was a Jacobson Scholar in Law & Business, and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Akash is also a member of the New York State Bar and is a CFA charterholder.

Prior to CMG, Akash had roles at McKinsey & Company, De Nederlandsche Bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He led the stand-up, launch and day-to-day operations of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility, an emergency lending vehicle at the vanguard of the Federal Reserve’s effort to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also a key advisor to Federal Reserve Bank of New York leadership on green finance and markets. At McKinsey, he assisted financial and energy sector clients in navigating the aftermath of the 2008 crash. He managed a €30 billion sovereign fixed-income portfolio across the euro, dollar, and yen at De Nederlandsche Bank. Akash founded two companies, one in the battery space and another in the document management space, and served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Lineage Project, an NYC nonprofit. Akash is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU’s School of Law and its Stern School of Business.