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Natarajan Balakrishnan


Adjunct Faculty 


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India (1970-1972)
  • Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (1965-1970)
  • Business Statistics
  • Statistics for Decision Making
  • Data Models and Optimisation
  • Research Methods

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty at SP Jain School of Global Management (2008 – Present)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Decision Sciences Department, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (2001 – Present)
  • British universities offering off-shore MBA program in Dubai (1996-2000)
  • Visiting/Adjunct Faculty with prime management institutes in India (1984-1995)

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

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)


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

Awards & Recognition

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