Director - Group Talent Management & Development, Singtel
Bala leads the Talent Management function for the Singtel Group. His team is focused on Leadership Development, Bench Strength and Succession Planning as well as building a pipeline of young talent. His team is also responsible for managing the High Potential Talent program for Young, Emerging and Future leaders across the Singtel Group.
Bala led global teams and worked across various sectors CPG, Technology and Consulting. Before Singtel, Bala was the Head of HR for Twitter Asia Pacific and then moved to San Francisco to lead the HRBP team for several Global Engineering organizations at Twitter. Before Twitter, Bala held various leadership roles at Google in Asia Pacific.
His early training as an engineer led to an affinity for data analytics and now channelled into a passion for use of data, analytics and insights in HR. His passion is to drive business strategy through people.