About Alexander Lakhanpal

Alexander LakhanpalOriginally from, Sweden, Alexander Lakhanpal is a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche in New York, NY. Alex assumed this role with more than eleven years of experience working with leading banking and securities firms and hedge funds. Alexander Lakhanpal has always loved working with numbers so combining that with the fast-paced and competitive nature of the banking industry has been a perfect fit for him. However, Alex also finds philanthropic work to be a great source of joy and has gotten involved with organizations that allow him to mentor and provide food and clothing for those in need.

Academic Background

Four years after winning a full-ride scholarship for his outstanding performance in track, Alexander graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University. There he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Management. During his undergraduate years, Alex kept busy with a double major in Finance and Accounting while maintaining the rigorous schedule of a college athlete. Alex was no stranger to discipline as he had trained tirelessly for the preceding six years in order to win that athletic scholarship. However,  Alex found that  the strict regimen he maintained throughout his time at Tulane created a strong foundation for the career that lay ahead. Alex is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and  holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is currently pursuing the Financial Risk Management (FRM) designation.

The Beauty of the Unknown

When not spending time with his family, working or volunteering,  Alexander Lakhanpal’s primary interests revolve around science. Astronomy ignited this life-long passion from an early age. Alex’s mother recalls that her son would sit mystified by the vastness of the night’s sky. In addition staring out into this blanket of stars, Alex would proudly point out the different constellations that he had memorized from astronomy books. Learning to identify stars and planets as well as understanding how they behaved motivated him to learn as much as possible about this subject. This interest in the evening sky eventually turned into a deeper line of inquiry about how the universe works.

Although Alex didn’t devote much of his academic career to learning about quantum mechanics in a formalized setting, much of Alex’s free-time goes to learning more about this field and general relativity.

The mathematics behind all of these theories is what Alex finds most satisfying. Understanding the math keeps the mind sharp, and it’s exciting to gain a foundational understanding of these topics through the concrete language of numbers.

Alexander Lakhanpal believes that the unification of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics is one of the most significant unresolved scientific challenges today. To unify these two theories could provide for a Theory of Everything that someday may  result in tremendous advancement in human technology and space exploration.

Much of Alex’s free time is spent reading and pondering things like M-theory, dark matter, quantum entanglement and black holes. Icons like physicist Stephen Hawking and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson keep the field interesting, and Alex enjoys keeping up with their work regularly.