Akash Palkhiwala serves as chief financial officer. In this role, Palkhiwala leads the global financial organization, strategy, M&A, ventures, IT, and investor relations. Palkhiwala also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee. Palkhiwala served as Senior Vice President and finance lead for QCT for four years, with responsibility for finance and accounting for all chipset products and segments including Mobile, RF Front End, Compute, Auto, Connectivity and Networking, and IoT.
Palkhiwala joined Qualcomm in 2001, and during this time has held several finance leadership roles including Treasurer, Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Development. He has been part of the senior finance leadership team for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the Company, Palkhiwala was an Analyst at KeyBank. Palkhiwala holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering in India and an M.B.A from the University of Maryland.