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K Balachandran

Co-founder and CFO, IRIS Business Services Ltd.

A co-founder of IRIS, Balu (or Balu Sir, as he is known) wears two hats – one as the CFO and the other as the head of the consulting, research and information practice at IRIS. He is closely associated with the DCP business line as one of the executive sponsors and leads development of new use cases for structured and unstructured data.

Prior to founding IRIS, Balu was with CRISIL as group leader and senior analyst, and with Tata Economic Consultancy Services as a business economist.

Balu has represented IRIS at various fora such as the IFRS Taxonomy Consulting Group of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB); the XBRL sub-committee of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India; the steering committee on fraud prediction models, Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Govt. of India and the XBRL International plenary.

He holds a graduate degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Famed for his humor which holds the teams together in moments of crisis, Balu enjoys dabbling in the stock markets, reading Malayalam literature, tracking news and events. He is a committed practitioner of yoga, and outside of work enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.