Aakarsh is focused on Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) and New Product Development (NPD) bringing over 10 years of experience leading process optimization projects, system implementation programs and change management initiatives for Kalypso's Life Sciences and CPG clients.
Prior to joining Kalypso, Aakarsh started his own academic consulting firm which he successfully saw through acquisition before heading to business school. Previously, Aakarsh worked on consulting projects as an analyst at Accenture and a product manager at an e-learning technology startup.
Aakarsh holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Mumbai University.
Aakarsh specializes in program management, business process design and OCM advisory work on large-scale PPM implementations across multiple industries. He is a key member of Kalypso's Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Center of Excellence.
Aakarsh also passionately contributes to training & mentoring activities as well as PPM capability development within Kalypso.
Aakarsh grew up in Bombay, India and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, Anna. On weekends, Aakarsh likes to indulge in group activities such as playing board games, crooning at karaoke bars and challenging himself at multiplayer console gaming. He loves to read and travel around the world with his wife to fuel his passion for geopolitics. He also leads a clandestine life as a global art promoter.