Akash Mehta, the youngest and first from Asia and the Pacific to become the Company Director of London School of Economics and Political Science

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Akash Mehta, an alum of University of Delhi, is currently completing his Masters in public Administration with specialisation in International Development, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As per QS rankings, LSE is the ranked second in the World for Public Administration, after Harvard Kennedy School. The course is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development with an economics-centered and multidisciplinary approach. “My desire to make this World a better place to live has led me to study the dynamics of international development and make contributions with my strong econometrics and analytical skills”, said Akash when asked about the course

Prior to joining LSE, he completed his Bachelors in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, and has served as the President of the SRCC’s students’ union. He also served the student community as the Cultural Secretary of Delhi University. During his position as the President, he led a successful campaign to root out corruption from within the Union and completed his tenure with a rare feat of financial surplus. Post his under graduation, he worked with the Government of India in different departments as a Policy specialist. Hailing from a small town, Gohana in the Sonepat district in Haryana, Akash has done his schooling from Delhi Public School, RK Puram.

He has recently been elected as the Governor at LSE, by an electorate of 12,000 strong student community in the Michaelmas elections to serve as Member of the Court of Governors.
His major agenda points were subsidising food on campus, expansion of healthcare services at LSE, provision of tampons, sanitary pads in ladies toilets and expansion of coping mechanisms for students’ physical, mental and emotional health & wellbeing. Subsequently, he contested for the position of the Company Director at LSE. He is the youngest to get elected as the Company Director of LSE, first only from the Asia and the Pacific region. The Council is the Governing body of the School, with ultimate strategic responsibility for the affairs of the School. Council is also the Trustee/Company Board and its 17 members are the Trustee/Company Directors. It’s role is to oversee decisions about the educational character and mission of the School and to ensure the School’s financial & operational viability. The council members are elected by the Court under the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

We congratulate him on his success and wish him for all his future endeavours.

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