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Vice President for Strategy and Innovation and Chief International Officer & Deputy Provost
 
Bala Srinivasan joined the University of Chicago in September, 2016. As the Vice President for Strategy and Innovation and Chief International Officer, and Deputy Provost, Bala 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. Bala oversees the University’s global engagement activities and management of the University’s Centers in Beijing and Delhi and the new campus in Hong Kong. Further, Bala leads the University’s strategic efforts with respect to the education of non-traditional students and advances leadership development programs across various levels of University administration. Bala is also 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, Bala 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.