Akshay started his career as a Business Development & Project Leader at DuPont’s BioMedical, where he led product development teams to launch medical device implants for surgeries. During his career at DuPont, he led two product development teams through Phase I and II animal studies, and developed collaborative partnerships to take the medical devices to market. His passion for leading others jump started his innovative approach to leadership development.
He has facilitated programs in leadership development, innovation, and team dynamics for adults and children in the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, India, and South Africa. His experiences have included a wide variety of industries like healthcare companies, hi-tech organizations, hospital systems, consulting firms, universities, and non-profit organizations.
He served as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego for over 5 years as well as a Consultant for the Centre for Organization Effectiveness in San Diego.
Akshay Sateesh was born in India, was raised in Malaysia, and now lives in San Diego. Akshay holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego’s Leadership Studies program, focusing on Organization Development and Group Dynamics. He also holds certifications in Stakeholder-Centric coaching from Marshall Goldsmith and Gamification from the University of Pennsylvania.
What I Do At Ziksana
In 2009, Akshay founded Ziksana Consulting. He is currently the President and works on Client relationships, Design, and Delivery of programs.
How I Like To Play
Akshay cares about spending time with his young family and is known for his play versatility (he can play almost any sport and give you a run for your money).
Apart from dancing in the car, playing a clown at his kids’ schools, and playing with strangers on his Nintendo Switch Akshay loves photography, playing tennis, and diving with his wife, Brooke. He would like to spend more time developing his ukelele and magic skills.