N.S. Bala is President, Energy, Natural Resources, Utilities & Construction of Wipro Limited.
Bala leads the ENU business unit, one of Wipro’s billion dollar businesses that has been recording high top line and bottom line growth, across verticals and geographies.
Prior to this, Bala was President of the erstwhile Manufacturing and Technology business unit that contributes over 22% of Wipro’s revenue. He was responsible for the business unit’s P&L, strategy and operations. His passion for customer satisfaction and innovation has led him to successfully implement a strategy of leveraging Artificial intelligence, Analytics, Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing and Cloud to transform the way his clients serve their markets, interact with their customers and develop new products and services.
The business unit served marquee customers in sectors ranging from technology creators to product and solution innovators across industrial and process manufacturing; automotive, aerospace and defense, to semiconductor, software and platforms.
With close to three decades of global diversified experience, Bala has held numerous leadership roles within Wipro. During this time, he was instrumental in incubating and scaling several new opportunities for Wipro in the health care, retail, telecommunications and product engineering sectors. His pioneering work on applying Toyota Production Systems principles to the software industry has been featured in a Harvard Business School case study as well as in the book, Bangalore Tiger by Steve Hamm. With his passion for sharing knowledge and grooming a new generation of leaders, he is a regular speaker at leading business schools. Bala is also a speaker at leading industry forums & conferences, such as SAPPHIRE, Oracle Open World and other Supply Chain and Outsourcing conferences.
Bala has a Master’s in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, one of the premier management institutes in India.