AK Tareen is the Founder Chairman of AKT Strategic Consulting LLP that is in the business of advising, assisting and representing International Businesses, Brands and Government agencies in India, Australia & The Middle East.

Tareen comes with an experience of 3 decades in successfully building Brands & Business strategies, setting up new operations for Global corporations & Governments and growing their business in India. Apart from his unique blend of technical, marketing and diplomatic skills his knowledge, expertise, networks and reputation across countries and industry sectors is well established.

Tareen works very closely with senior decision makers in India & across the world through his network of associates and serves on the boards and committees of several industry & social organizations. He is a regular speaker at International business, education & cultural forums and is commonly featured in Business and Social media.

Tareen retired as the Senior Trade Commissioner to India & South Asia after representing the Australian Federal and State governments for nearly 2 decades. As the inaugural representative, he established brand new operations for Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and The South Australian Government in South India & India respectively.

He managed high profile Ministerial and Business delegations, devised business strategies in Automotive, Health, Agribusiness, Retail & Food sectors for India and South Asia, negotiated several bilateral agreements across governments, businesses, industry, universities and cultural organizations. Australian businesses have rated his office as No.1 in Asia Pacific in client satisfaction.

From being the longest served Australian official in India to now advising several international Brands, Businesses and Governments such as The Sultanate of Oman, The Govt of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Tareen is considered one of the most credible Trade & Investment experts on India.

He is decorated with prestigious awards such as the Indo Australian Award for Meritorious Service, Citizen of the Year, Export Excellence Award, TED Ambassador, Seva Ratna Award etc.

Prior to joining the Australian government, Tareen worked in the private sector for over 8 years. As one of Shell’s first Area Sales Managers in India, he established its operations in Eastern India and developed the market for its Industrial products. In addition to Oil & Gas sector, he also worked in Education, Research & Development areas in one of India’s premier organizations – The Indian Institute of Science.

Tareen is an active member and promoter of several charitable organizations working to champion the cause of the less privileged in India and abroad such as The Rotary Club of Madras, Round Table India, 41ers Club etc. Tareen is also a strong supporter of Climate change initiatives and was Exnora’s Brand Ambassador in 2010.

Tareen holds a Distinction in Mechanical Engineering and completed several management programs from Kellogg’s, Stanford, RMIT, ISB and others.

Cricket, Music, Cars and Technology are amongst his passions.


Export Excellence Award

TED Ambassador

Indo Australian award for Meritorious service

Seva Ratna Award

Citizen of the year Award

Exnora Brand Ambassador



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