Bala is currently engaged with Westpac Banking Corporation as a member on the Asia Advisory Board, he is also a Strategic Advisor at Srei Infrastructure Finance, and Chair of the Advisory Board at Instachk. In addition, Bala has been actively involved in investing in new technology companies and has a portfolio of over 15 companies where he provides active mentoring support and advice to young entreprenuers.
Until the end of March 2018, Bala was the President of Westpac for its international business which he has run since 2012 with overall responsibility for Westpac’s operations in Asia, Europe & America.
Prior to joining Westpac, Bala worked with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its Vice Chair and Managing Director, Global Corporate and Investment Banking, where he was responsible for providing the strategic direction for the bank’s corporate and investment banking businesses in India.
Bala began his career as a banking auditor with KPMG in Asia, where he was promoted to a partner. He has been an independent board member on several boards of listed companies in India and was an advisory board member of Standard Chartered Private Bank. He is a chartered accountant and has completed an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.