Mr.K.Balasubramanian is a former banker with 40 years of experience in international banking. After working in India with two of the largest banks for about 10 years, he joined American Express Bank in 1973. He held senior positions in marketing, credit and general management in several countries in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, India and Indonesia) and Europe (Italy and the U.K) during his 25 years with American Express. His last three assignments with American Express Bank were Country Head for Korea (1988-1991), Country Head-India & Nepal (1992- 1994) and Chief Credit Officer for Asia, Pacific and Indian Sub Continent (1994 – 1997). After leaving American Express, he was an Advisor to National Bank of Kuwait and subsequently the Managing Director & CEO of ING Vysya Bank (2001-2002). He is currently a member of the Group Holding Board of GMR Group and also a member of the Boards of GMR Infrastructure Ltd., GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., Coromandel Fertilisers Ltd., DQ Entertainment PLC., Easy Access Financial Services Ltd., etc.
He is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Madras and has completed the First Year Law program at the Madras Law College and the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.