AlixPartners congratulates Yogesh Bahl, recipient of Ascend’s 2015 High Impact Leader Award

04 February 2016

AlixPartners congratulates Managing Director Yogesh Bahl on receiving the annual Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG): High Impact Leader Award.

(February 04, 2016) – AlixPartners, the global business advisory firm, congratulates Yogesh Bahl, Managing Director in the Financial Advisory Services practice, on receiving the annual Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG): High Impact Leader Award. Ascend recognized Bahl for his leadership in the marketplace, commitment to community service, and for serving as a role model to Asian Americans and others in business.

Bahl has worked with Ascend, the largest nonprofit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America, as a mentor and supporter since 2010. He was honored for his work with the organization as well as his longstanding dedication to women’s rights, most prominently demonstrated by his work with the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC), an organization dedicated to empowering women and children survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault.

Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer of AlixPartners, said, “We are proud of Yogesh for his dedication and commitment to Ascend, and diversity in general. We warmly congratulate him on this honor.”

“Yogesh works every day to help clients solve their most difficult challenges,” said Holly Etlin, Managing Director and leader of AlixPartners’ Diversity Task Force. “His work with diversity groups and dedication to issues that impact women, leadership, and community development are unwavering and are an inspiration to others.”

Karen Elizaga, Chairman of the Board of NYAWC, said “I am so proud that Yogesh Bahl, a fellow board member and an inspiration to us all, has been recognized by Ascend for his numerous professional achievements, his hard work to improve the lives of women and children survivors of abuse with the New York Asian Women's Center, and his love for and commitment to his family."

“I am humbled by this recognition as I have always sought to give back and help others succeed,” said Bahl. “I am deeply honored to be a part of Ascend’s efforts to foster mentoring, leadership development, and an honest dialogue, all of which are phenomenally powerful. Whether it’s through my work with Ascend, the NYAWC, or the other organizations I support, I believe that we can all help level the social and corporate playing fields by making strides, no matter how small, on a daily basis. In the current environment where we are all victims of gender and cultural misunderstandings, I believe a long-term solution lies in minimizing ignorance and supporting those less fortunate.”

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance. We thrive on our ability to make a difference in high-impact situations and to deliver sustainable, bottom-line results. The firm’s expertise covers a wide range of businesses and industries whether they are healthy, challenged or distressed. Since 1981, we have taken a unique, small-team, action-oriented approach to helping corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, and investors to respond to crucial business issues. For more information, visit

In 1991 our Founder Jay Alix and a small group of senior leaders developed the core values at AlixPartners that continue to guide AlixPartners today: Commitment, Professionalism, Teamwork, Common Sense, Personal Respect, Communication. We do everything in our power to insure that these core values are practiced by every member of our firm, including promoting a mindset of Diversity as a component of Personal Respect. Diversity and inclusion are therefore fundamental to our core values. We embrace the unique differences amongst us. It is what great firms like ours strive for and is simply the right thing to do. AlixPartners fosters equal opportunity in its workplace regardless of race, gender, or national origin. We provide a global training program for all employees on personal respect, and have a Diversity Task Force that is integrated with our Organizational Development & Human Resources teams and reports directly to our Chief Executive Officer, Simon Freakley.

About Ascend

Ascend is the largest nonprofit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America. It offers robust leadership and professional development programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent by supporting its members in reaching their career potential and by supporting its corporate partners to develop a strong, diverse, and inclusive workforce to achieve business growth.

About The New York Asian Women’s Center

The New York Asian Women’s Center helps women and their children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse by empowering them to govern their own lives. The Center provides a safe haven through multi-lingual support programs and shelter services. In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.