BDO names new Head of Deal Advisory and Strategy

BDO names new Head of Deal Advisory and Strategy

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has announced Gurpal Ahluwalia as the firm’s new Head of Deal Advisory and Strategy.

Gurpal will be taking over the leadership of BDO’s Deal Advisory and Strategy business, succeeding Peter Hemington who has been in the role for a decade. 

Peter Hemington will remain as a Partner with the firm and will take on a leadership role focusing on developing BDO’s Consulting business. 

Gurpal, who has a background in strategy advice in the life sciences sector, will take up his role from 1 July 2023.

He has led the Commercial Due Diligence and Strategy function at BDO since it was started five years ago. Within his own sector of Healthcare and Life Sciences, he has over 20 years’ experience as a doctor and a consultant.

Commenting on his appointment, Gurpal said:

“It is an absolute privilege to be taking on this key role within our firm. BDO is set for exciting times, as we continue to go from strength to strength. Locally and globally, we have immense talent in M&A and the broader advisory space. I feel immensely lucky to take over the reins from Peter.”

He practised as a surgeon and has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. 

Gurpal also served as a key member of the healthcare practice at the Boston Consulting Group before joining KPMG to help lead Healthcare & Life Sciences Strategy. He advises clients in the pharma, biotech, medical technology and healthcare industry. 


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