Executive Director, Industrial Gases and Fertilizers
Bala is currently Global Business Lead for IHS Markit's industrial gases and fertilizers business segment.
Bala has over 25 years of experience in process design, plant economics, marketing research and business development, both in industrial and consulting areas. He started his career in India, working with the Indian subsidiary of Clariant, and later joined Balmer Lawrie & Co. (India) in their petrochemical division. In 1991, he joined Nuclear Fuel Services, where he was involved in field engineering and also responsible for business development activities.
Bala joined SRI Consulting in 2000 before it was acquired by IHS in 2010, which merged with Markit in 2016. He has authored a broad range of reports for the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and the Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) and is actively involved in strategy development and single client consulting.
Bala holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Chemical Engg. and a MBA.