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Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji Srinivasan

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Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy
Deputy Provost
Chief International Officer
The University of Chicago

As the executive vice president for science, innovation, and strategy, and deputy provost, Bala Srinivasan works with University leadership and faculty in science, engineering, and technology to help coordinate and integrate the collective science, engineering, and technology activities, their external representation, and support at the University. In addition, he oversees University efforts in growing programs and presence with non-traditional students, advances leadership development programs across various levels of University administration, and works with the dean of the Booth School of Business to provide oversight of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at the Polsky Center. 

As chief international officer, Srinivasan works with faculty and staff leadership to oversee the University’s global locations and programs, and to strengthen the University’s connections with foreign partners.

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 BS in mathematics from Caltech in 1989 and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1995.