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Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy & Deputy Provost
Bala Srinivasan joined the University of Chicago in September, 2016. As the Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy and Deputy Provost, Bala oversees the University’s global engagement activities and management of the University Centers in Hong Kong, Delhi, and Beijing. Further, Bala leads the University’s strategic efforts with respect to the education of non-traditional students. 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.