Director, Chemical, IHS Markit
Bala Suresh is the global business unit lead for the Industrial Gases and Fertilizers segment at IHS Markit.
Mr. Suresh has more than 30 years of experience in process design, plant economics, marketing research and business development, both in industrial and consulting areas. He has authored a broad range of reports for the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and the Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) and is actively involved in strategy development and single client consulting. He started his career in India, working with the Indian subsidiary of Clariant, and later joined Balmer Lawrie & Co. (India) in their petrochemical division. In 1991, he joined Nuclear Fuel Services, Tennessee, where he was involved in field engineering and was responsible for business development activities. He joined SRI Consulting in 2000 before it became part of IHS Markit in 2010. Mr. Suresh holds bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering, as well as an MBA.