Utsav Thapliyal serves as an advisor to the Intelligentsia team, collaborating on academic research and writing with Intelligentsia. He is an Associate Consultant with EY-Parthenon, where he works in the Strategy and Transactions advisory team. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Indore, where he graduated with the Gold Medal for All Round Performance. He has experience across multiple industries and sectors including technology, travel, consumer goods and internet services. His areas of interests include geopolitical risk, climate change and international trade.