Natarajan Balakrishnan

Adjunct Faculty (Part Time)

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (1970 -1972)
  • Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical EngIndian Institute Technology, Delhi (1965-1970)

Subject Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Business Statistics, Statistics for Decision Making
  • Data Models and Optimization
  • Research Methods.

Academic experience

  • Adjunct Professor at S P Jain School of Global Management (2008 to Date)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Decision Sciences Dept., NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (2001 - current)
  • British universities offering off-shore MBA Program in Dubai (1996-2000)
  • Visiting/Adjunct faculty since 1984, with prime management institutes in India (1984-1995) 

Corporate experience

  • Operated as Chief Executive, setting up consulting operations in the Middle East and in Singapore (1995-2003)
  • Head of Asian regional operations for an industrial adhesive tape manufacturer, with head office and manufacturing facility in Ireland (2003-2008)

Consulting experience

  • Consulting and industrial experience in Asian environment: Worked in various managerial capacities in the areas of operation, marketing and general management in India, Dubai and Singapore
  • The consulting areas of expertise included market/ consumer research, strategic planning, information system management, cost reduction and profit enhancement strategies


  • Awarded membership of MENSA International, based on an assessed IQ of 160, translating into 99 th percentile in the MENSA-rated intelligence test

Awards & recognition

  • Scholarship holder at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • Based on academic prowess, awarded Teaching Assistantship at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta