Akshay Bholee

Akshay works with the Analytics and Cognitive Computing team, designing and implementing data analytics solutions for International Economics’ clients worlwide.

Database Management, Data Science and Analytics.

About Akshay
Based in Mauritius, Akshay works in the Analytics and Cognitive Computing team, to deliver business solutions in the area of trade, using data analytics and various analytics tools. He is involved in creating data insights for clients in Mauritius and abroad, using primary and secondary data sources. He is highly skilled in data analytics modelling, design and development using Business Intelligence tools as well as an expert in database management.  He has designed dashboards such as:

  • Trade Insights which aims to share and distribute some of the company’s analytical work on trade and investment of nearly 200 countries across various sectors.
  • Country Profile which provides access to trade data, and business indicators, coupled with development and country performance data
  • Digital Dashboard which presents information on ICT-related laws within each country, providing a comprehensive overview of the legal framework supporting digital trade, and restrictions in digital services trade.
  • Risk Dashboard which offers access to risk related data pertaining to a country’s socio-economic trade, and environmental aspects.
  • UK Trade Agreements After Brexit Dashboard which provides a detailed overview of the UK’s agreement status following Brexit, including trade in goods and services post-Brexit and tariffs imposed by the UK on its partners and those partners that have imposed on the UK.

He has also developed trade simulation models, conducted market assessments for the Biotechnology industry in Mauritius, and helped design a track and trace system to combat illicit trade in the COMESA region.

Some of Akshay’s most recent work for clients include:

  • Developing regional annual trade reports.
  • Performing market research to identify new opportunities.
  • Creating design specifications for a system to deter unauthorised trade activities.
  • Developing tools to analyse the wider economic impact arising from trade remedies.
  • Conducting various quantitative assessments on global value chains by building complex input-output multiregional models.
  • Building visualisation dashboards to give insights into Trade Insights for sharing analytical work on trade and investment, Country Profiles to understand a nation’s history, demographics, financial health, and trade potentials, Digital Dashboards that detail ICT-related laws affecting digital trade, Risk Dashboards offering an overview from customs and logistics to governance stability and fiscal policies, and the UK Trade Agreements After Brexit Dashboard, which provides a comprehensive look at the UK’s post-Brexit trade agreements, goods and services trade, and tariffs with partners.

Prior to joining International Economics, Akshay worked in the ICT industry for 5 years. He started his career with VESL Ltd and continued to gain extensive knowledge and experience working for large IT consultancy companies, such as Accenture and Agileum, developing data analytics solutions for clients around the world.

Akshay holds a BSc in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Mauritius and is a Microsoft Certified Professional in Power BI, SQL Server and Data Science.


  • Native in English and French.