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Akhil Krishna [2000/BT/ME], Associate Director, KPMG

Akhil Krishna is an alumnus of IIT-M (Class of 2000, Mechanical Engineering) and IIM-Lucknow, and an Associate Director with KPMG. Akhil has been in management consulting – an industry profession that he describes as closest to academics and entrepreneurship – all through his career, with firms such as PWC, SAP and KPMG. As a compulsive ‘generalist’ fond of having diverse experiences, his consulting work has spanned a variety of industry sectors – oil & gas, infrastructure, power, pharmaceuticals, retail, e-commerce as well as education. He has done consulting across various areas of management, including strategy, operations, marketing and systems. From formulating 20-year strategy for an IIT or financial plan for a conglomorate, to solving short-term problems of supply chain and inventory management for a pharma company, Akhil’s consulting experience has taught him to appreciate the ‘big picture’ as well as the ‘small picture’, of how things individuals, systems and organizations work. Outside of management consulting, he is also an avid enthusiast of classical music, poetry, philosophy, politics, wildlife and neuroscience – to varying degrees. He has written for leading publications such as Outlook, Indian Express, Business World, and has been associated with some social causes as well. He has also been an advisor to three start-up companies