Qualcomm Appoints Akash Palkhiwala as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Via Qualcomm News Room

Jan 23, 2024

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the appointment of Akash Palkhiwala to the expanded role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to his CFO responsibilities, as COO, he will now have oversight for the global go-to-market organization and operations, and IT. Palkhiwala’s appointment will be effective immediately and he will continue to report directly to Cristiano Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated.

“I’m pleased to expand Akash’s CFO role to include that of Chief Operating Officer as Qualcomm executes on its growth and diversification strategy,” said Cristiano Amon, president and CEO of Qualcomm. “Akash has played a key role in the execution of our business strategy as Qualcomm has expanded into new end markets, and is ideally positioned to further align the company’s operations to capture future growth opportunities. I am thrilled to congratulate Akash on this expanded role.”

Palkhiwala has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2019. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and finance lead for QCT, Qualcomm’s semiconductor business. Palkhiwala joined Qualcomm in 2001, and during this time has held several finance leadership roles including Treasurer, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Corporate Development. 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.

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