Avinash A. Kenkare is a Principal focused on U.S. buyout opportunities in the healthcare sector. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Kenkare was a Principal at Avista Capital Partners where he was focused on leveraged buyout opportunities in the healthcare space. Prior to that, he worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Credit Suisse Private Equity for approximately six years. Mr. Kenkare has served as a Director of Nycomed Pharma, Accellent, Focus Diagnostics, NextPharma Technologies and Bio Partners.
Mr. Kenkare received his M.B.A. with distinction from The Wharton School. He received an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering (magna cum laude) from Howard University.