Bala is currently Global Business Lead for S&P Global's industrial gases and fertilizers business segment where he manages strategy development and supervises a team of experts involved in market analysis and research. Bala has over 25 years of experience in process design, plant economics, marketing research and business development, both in industrial and consulting areas. He started his career in India, working with the petrochemical industry. In 1991, he joined Nuclear Fuel Services in Tennessee, where he was involved in field engineering and also directed business development activities. Bala comes to S&P Global from legacy IHS Markit. 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 expanding client relationships and single client consulting. Bala holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Chemical Engg. and an MBA.