Akasha Agency is a consultancy practice founded by Juri Wawra, that focuses on aligning innovations in poverty-alleviating products and services with opportunities to create significant social, economic and environmental impact in the emerging markets of the global south.

Prior to specializing on market entry strategies for young enterprises, Juri has lead an SBU in the production and retail distribution of natural and organic health- and personal care products and co-founded a start-up that worked on the development of a monitoring and load management tool for decentralised renewable energy systems. Juri earned an MBA with Merit from Warwick University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Comparative Study of Religions from the University of London, SOAS.