Prof Bala Bhaskaran is a management professional with active interest in teaching, research, consultancy and institution building. He is a graduate of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore. After 18 years of corporate experience he switched to management education. He initiated and nurtured Icfai Business School, as a significant B-School at Ahmedabad. Later on he was associated with a number of B-Schools at Ahmedabad.
His areas of interest include finance, strategy, entrepreneurship and knowledge management. He has published 3 edited books, and several papers and cases in national and international journals. He is a reviewer for cases for few international journals. He has been conducting workshops on case method of teaching and case writing. He founded two journals – ‘Oakbrook Business Review’ for Oakbrook Business School and ‘The Fountainhead’ for Shanti Business School.
Prof Bala Bhaskaran is a non-executive director on the board of few companies. He is also on the board of few educational institutions. He has travelled abroad – Europe, America and the Far East - in connection with technology missions and for university tie-ups.