Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma

Partner and Lead, Aerospace and Defence

KPMG in India

A University of Manchester graduate, Abhishek has more than 19 years of experience with prominent global consulting firms and a decorated career with the Armed Forces. As leader of Aerospace & Defence Practice in India, Abhishek leads projects in defence strategy and production across the country. Some of his key assignments include development and promotion of a large defence corridor in north India and a large defence production hub based in western India. He has also advised India’s premier space organisation in leveraging private participation in the production of their launch vehicles. He has also advised a number of defence manufacturers in India and globally in setting up their operations in India and integrating with global supply chains of major OEMs.

Abhishek has also executed marquee maritime projects with defence shipyards, which include advisory services for successful collaboration with foreign shipyards for technology and design support, and contracting with the Navy. 

He is a regular speaker in defence related events across the country and represents KPMG in India in various defence forums. As a defence sector leader for KPMG in India, Abhishek is driving policy level interventions with the Ministry of Defence, DPSUs and the Services and as public procurement expert, he advises defence clients across public and private sector in bringing efficiency  in production,  procurement, vendor management and programme management. He brings extensive experience in investment promotion in Indian defence sector by promotion of ‘Make in India’ initiatives. 


Areas of Expertise:  Defence Advisory

Education and qualifications
  • MBA, University of Manchester, UK

  • Business Management, MDI Gurgaon

  • Diploma Computer Systems and Applications, University of Indore

  • Defence Management, University of Indore

  • BSc, JNU, New Delhi

  • Certified PMP Professional

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