Programme Facilitator

Prof. Balasubramanian is currently the Director of GRG Centre for Advanced Studies. He is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras and holds PG Diploma in Management (MBA) from IIM Calcutta. He is a Fellow of the All India Management Association.

He has nearly 50 years of professional experience. He held senior executive positions for 30 years in private and public sector industry – including Larsen & Toubro, BHEL, Parry & Company, and Wartsila Corporation – in India and abroad, prior to joining the academia in 1999/2000.

Prof. Balasubramanian is actively involved in management education, training, and consulting. His academic interests are in the fields of Business Leadership and Strategy. He has conducted successful and highly rated training programmes for a large number of organization.

He has been a resource person for numerous session on business leadership, strategic management, building a visionary organization, and time management. He has delivered over 200 keynote talks and chaired many sessions on higher education. He is the author of a widely acclaimed book titled “The Art of Business Leadership: Indian Experiences” (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2007). He has authored several white papers on management education and industry-institute interaction for AIMA, CII and other associations