Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy
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 Global Initiatives and Strategy and Senior Associate Provost, Srinivasan oversees the central University’s global engagement activities and management of the University Centers in Hong Kong, Delhi, and Beijing. He also 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.
Srinivasan is currently the interim head of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where he oversees the University’s programs and partnerships in venture creation and education, technology commercialization, and business incubation.
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.