Dr. Balasubramanian is a widely respected academic, practitioner and author in the field of Corporate Governance. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) and besides teaching courses on corporate governance and business ethics, designs and directs training programmes in corporate governance and related fields for board level participants.
Balasubramanian has served on several bodies on issues bearing upon Corporate Governance, such as; National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards constituted by the Ministry of Company Affairs, GoI; National Council for Corporate Governance of the Confederation of India Industry; and as Chairman of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship at IIM-B. He has been associated with the Global Corporate Governance Forum in the USA and the International Corporate Governance Network in the UK. He has served as a Corporate Governance and Management Expert for the World Bank / UN-FAO Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. He has also chaired a Core Group on Principles of Board and Director Independence, constituted by the GoI-sponsored National Foundation for Corporate Governance.
Dr. Balasubramanian has authored books, among them, Corporate Financial Policies and Shareholder Returns, Corporate Boards and Governance, Management Perspectives: Essays on Managerial Priorities and Management Education, and Corporate Governance and Stewardship (forthcoming). He has held executive / statutory board level positions at Britannia Industries, Wipro, iGate Global Solutions, Securities Trading Corporation, and Union Bank of India, besides serving on a number of advisory boards.
Balasubramanian, a PhD in Business Finance is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and of All India Management Association.