In his role as Vice President for the Diversey Care division in Asia Pacific (APAC), T. Balakrishnan (Bala) is responsible for providing strategic direction for the business and managing large international accounts across the region. Diversey Care offers solutions for infection prevention, kitchen hygiene, fabric care, building care and consulting across various industries such as health care, food service, retail, hospitality and facility management services. Bala also leads global marketing for Diversey Care.
Bala is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Bala joined Unilever India in 1990 as Area Sales Manager for the Chemicals division and went on to become the National Sales Manager for the business. He started the DiverseyLever business in 1999 and moved on to become the Managing Director for JohnsonDiversey when SC Johnson acquired the DiverseyLever division of Unilever. Subsequently, Bala managed the South Asia region for the company and moved to Sydney in 2006 as the Managing Director for Diversey’s Australia and New Zealand business.
Bala moved to Singapore in 2011 to lead the Diversey Care business in the region.