Akhilesh is among the founding members Kantipur Media Group – Nepal’s largest and most influential media establishment (estd.1993). As Chief Editor of Nepal’s leading English-language daily newspaper ‘The Kathmandu Post’ he initiated a number of new features in the paper, including a dedicated development page and a business section (4-page Money). He has been Editor-in-Chief with The Kathmandu Post since 2008.
Akhilesh has authored/edited a number of articles, reports and books, including for international organizations. Other than Nepal’s newspapers, he has written for a number of international publications, including New York Times, Baltimore Sun, New York Newsday, Outlook (India) and Independent (Bangladesh).
He is a New York University graduate and Fulbright Scholar.