Akshay Shah

Head of Operations & Programmes
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Akshay joined Hanifl Centre in the summer of 2015 to provide operational support. He works closely with the Study Abroad programmes and Wilderness First Aid programmes.

With more than two decades of experience in the outdoors including trekking across high passes in the Kumaon Himalaya, Akshay is an experienced and passionate trek leader, fond of simple mountain life and its rewards. He founded and managed Kumaon based social development NGO Lok Chetna Manch for more than a decade. He has worked for NOLS India as a consultant on their natural history projects.

Akshay is an instructor for courses in Wilderness First Aid & CPR and recently completed his WEMT at Missoula with Aerie Backcountry Medicine.