Chandrasekaran Balaji holds a Bachelors in Arts (Corporate) from the University of Madras which he obtained in 1989 as well as a Chartered Accountancy certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India which he earned in 1992.
He commenced his career in 1992 at Kumbhat & Co (India) where he served as the company’s Audit Manager. He subsequently joined Indo Asian, Finance Limited (India) as Chief Accountant and worked with the company from 1994- 1996. He then worked with Larsen & Turbo Limited from 1996-2005 where he served in several capacities and eventually rose to become the company’s Regional Accountant (East and North). He had a brief stint in 2005 with Global Steel Holdings Limited as the Manager Finance and Accounts and went on to join First Aluminum Nigeria PLC as Financial Controller in 2006. In 2008, he joined the Olam Group and currently works as a Senior Vice President.