Vice President for Strategy & Innovation
Chief International Officer
Edward H. Levi Hall, Suite 510
5801 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Bala Srinivasan joined the University of Chicago in September, 2016. As the Vice President for Strategy & Innovation and Deputy Provost, and Chief International Officer, Srinivasan works with University leadership in applied sciences, engineering, and other related quantitative disciplines to help enhance external relations and coordinate development and communication efforts in these areas. He also oversees University efforts in growing programs and presence with non-traditional students and advances leadership development programs across various levels of University administration.
Srinivasan is currently the interim head of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where he works with the Dean of the Booth School to oversee the University’s programs and partnerships in venture creation and education, technology commercialization, and business incubation.
As Chief International Officer, Srinivasan oversees the central University’s global engagement activities and management of the University Centers in Delhi and Beijing, as well as the new campus in Hong Kong. He works to build academic partnerships and research collaborations with international partners, create global education opportunities, and strengthen the University’s connections to foreign institutional partners, policymakers, and civic leaders. He also works closely with deans and faculty on academic opportunities, as well as with administrative leadership regarding issues of compliance and risk.
Prior to joining the University, Srinivasan served as Managing Director of Och Ziff Capital Management, based in India and Hong Kong; Executive Director of Goldman Sachs Hong Kong; and Associate Director of Jardine Fleming in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mumbai. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Caltech in 1989 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1995.