India

Utkarsh Palnitkar 

 Utkarsh Palnitkar - Head of Advisory

 

Utkarsh Palnitkar is a Partner with KPMG India & heads Advisory and Life sciences practices of the firm.

 

Over the years, he has led engagements across life sciences, business advisory, government, forensic, due diligence, feasibility studies, private equity and strategy engagements. In his previous roles, Utkarsh has been associated with a number of pioneering initiatives, such as the country’s first biotech park, first biotech incubator, first biotech focused venture capital fund and the first bio-IT park. Utkarsh was associated with 8 of the first 13 life sciences parks in India.

 

He is Co-Chairman of the National Biodesign Strategy Committee of the Government of India and has been a member of several life sciences committees in India and overseas.

 

In addition to being a Chartered Accountant, he is a graduate of Bombay University and a Harvard Business School alumnus. A thorough team player, Utkarsh enjoys football, travelling and reading.