Mr. Ravindra Nath Akhoury


Mr. Ravindranath Akhoury is an investment management professional with 40+ years of diverse experience of working with national and international organizations. He is a retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacKay Shields, a multi-product investment management firm with assets under management of fifty billion dollars. He currently serves on the advisory board of Children's Hope India.


Mr. Ravi Akhoury received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1968. He later received a master's in Quantitative Methods from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. Since 1973, he has been in the investment management business. From 1992 to 2007, he was Chairman and CEO of MacKay Shields, a multi-product investment management firm with approximately $40 billion of assets under management. He has worked with several other companies including Fischer Francis Trees & Watts as Vice President and member of their Investment Policy Committee; Vice Chairman and Manager of New York Life Investment Management LLC; Director at Jacob Ballas Capital India (a non-banking finance company focused on private equity advisory services); Director of Bharti Tele-Ventures and; Director of InnoVision Health Media, Inc. and Thompson Press. Director of RAGE Frameworks, Inc. and English Helper, Inc. and Director of MaxIndia/New York Life Insurance Company in India. He has also served on the Board of Big Data Products and Solutions company.

Since 12 February 2009, he has been an independent trustee of various funds in the Putnam fund complex. He also serves as a Trustee of the American India Foundation and Rubin Museum.

Achievements and Honors

  • Recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2007 by IIT Kanpur.