Daily News: November 17, 2014

AlixPartners Adds Life Sciences/Supply Chain Expert

AlixPartners announced that Yogesh Bahl has joined as a managing director in the firm’s Financial Advisory Services group. Bahl, who is based in New York, has more than 20 years of experience leading global investigations, strategy projects and operational-risk initiatives, particularly in the life-sciences industry. He also has served as an arbitrator and expert in breach-of-contract, intellectual-property and antitrust disputes. In addition, Bahl is able to leverage his experience in a number of other industries to help life-sciences companies take better advantage of broader leading practices.

Prior to joining, Bahl served as a partner in the financial advisory business at Deloitte, for which he led the U.S. life sciences practice for three years and worked with companies of all sizes. His areas of expertise include global fraud and corruption investigations, third- and fourth-party due diligence, compliance programs, supply chain risk management and gross-to-net revenue optimization. He has also helped companies manage issues associated with product diversion, counterfeiting and contract compliance.

Fred Crawford, CEO of AlixPartners, said, “Life sciences and healthcare have been revolutionized in recent years, meaning that clients are more in need of assistance than ever on several fronts, including in litigation and other financial-advisory support. We’ve very pleased to have someone of Yogesh’s experience and expertise on our team, to help us grow our business in this important space.”

Bahl said, “I’m excited to be part of the global AlixPartners team, in part because the firm has a wealth of talent across the life-sciences-industry value chain. I’m excited about leveraging AlixPartners’ distinctive ‘senior-teams’ approach to help clients solve their most challenging business issues by providing sustainable, bottom-line solutions.”

Bahl is a certified public accountant in the state of New York.