Mahima Achuthan is an oil/gas/mining transactional, regulatory and policy advisory professional whose key focus has been on corporate responsibility, environmental and social risk management (ESRM), business and human rights, stakeholder management, grievance mechanisms, anti-corruption and beneficial ownership disclosure. She has practiced with a boutique law firm in New York and is a part-time lecturer at the School of Public and International Affairs, Columbia University, where she advises graduate student consultancies on ESRM for clients in the private sector. Achuthan has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of Minnesota, Law School, an MA. from Columbia University and is a member of the New York Bar.