As Vice President, Technology at GEP, Bala is responsible for leading large implementation programs and contributing to technology innovation in the areas of automation, cognitive analytics and smart factory. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of advisory consulting, professional services, product management and operations. He has been a thought partner for large Fortune 100 customers, ideating and innovating their business models and technology landscape, and delivering significant cost savings, better user experience, stricter compliance and improved controls.
He has strong domain expertise in the industry verticals of CPG, life sciences, manufacturing, and oil and gas. His depth of knowledge spans the source-to-pay, supply chain, smart manufacturing and finance business functions.
Prior to joining GEP, Bala was with L&T Infotech for more than 14 years, where he was VP for Customer Success. He has in the past worked with global corporates like Caterpillar, Bahwan Auto (Muscat, Oman).
Bala has an MBA from the National Institute of Technology. He is also a Gold Medalist from Madurai Kamaraj University, where he completed his engineering.