Akshay Verma

Co-Founder, FITPASS

Akshay Verma, Co-Founder of FITPASS, is a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to transforming fitness accessibility in India. He spearheads the product development, technology, and corporate strategy at FITPASS. With a B.A. (Hons.) in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, an MSc. in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford (England, U.K.), and a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University (New York, U.S.A.), he possesses a comprehensive understanding of business dynamics.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, he had an illustrious career in the Leveraged Finance and Private Equity Group at UBS Investment Bank, London. Responsible for origination and capital markets execution of leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, proprietary capital deployment and PE investments, he gained significant expertise in business analysis, stakeholder relations, and financial prudence, laying the groundwork for his future entrepreneurial ventures.

He co-founded FITPASS in 2015 with a vision to make fitness accessible to all. FITPASS quickly gained momentum as India's largest full-stack app-based fitness and lifestyle product, offering a universal fitness membership to over 7500+ gyms and fitness studios nationwide along with the world’s largest A.I. fitness coaching platform, nutritionist assistance, access to global trainers and more. His unwavering dedication and passion for innovation played a crucial role in guiding the company to significant growth and success with FITPASS currently helping over 4.5 million Indians to access and progress on their fitness and wellbeing journey on their own terms.

His exceptional skills and innovative approach have earned him prestigious accolades, including the Times 40 Under 40 Awards, recognizing him as a prominent figure in the startup ecosystem. His outstanding achievements were further highlighted when he was honored with the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award, a testament to his remarkable contributions to the business world. His entrepreneurial journey continues to inspire and pave the way for future leaders in the industry.