Meet the Team

Anil and his team of professionals regularly attend major trade shows and events worldwide, where they are happy to meet and discuss new opportunities in the duty free sector and their extensive range of top drinks brands.

Meet Akay Representatives at the worlds major networking events including Gulffood, Sial, and the TWFA events.

Anil Khetan
Anil KhetanCEO /Managing Director
Anil Khetan established Akay Ireland in 1996 and has built a successful company with an excellent reputation, branch offices in 3 countries and sales now counted in the tens of millions (€) per year to customers in 40 countries. Born in Jaipur, India, Anil has lived Ireland for well over 20 years. He initially launched Akay Ireland to import branded goods from the UK and has grown the business to supply a wide range of goods all over the globe from his sales offices in Ireland, Hong Kong, Panama and India. Anil holds a Bachelors Degres in Science (B.Sc.), a Diploma in Export Management and a Diploma in Digital Marketing.

Given the international nature of his business it is opportune than Anil enjoys travel! He is also a big cricket fan and a connoisseur of fine (and sometimes not so fine!) wine. Anil is also fluent in various languages.

Tony Kelly
Tony KellyDrinks Sales Manager
Tony is based in Akay’s head office in his own home town of Shannon in County Clare, Ireland and has more than fifteen years experience gained in Philadelphia, New York, London and Dublin. He has extensive FMCG operational expertise and is highly skilled in sourcing and trading worldwide in branded consumer goods. A specialist in worldwide trading of branded beers, Tony has established direct contacts with large retailers, wholesalers and distributors in SE Asia, the Middle East China and across the MENA region. As Akay’s Sales Manager Tony attends many trade shows and events and outside of work he is a dedicated fan of Munster Rugby.