Bala Suresh

S&P Global

Executive Director

Bala is currently Global Business Lead for S&P Global's industrial gases and fertilizers business segment. Bala has over 25 years of experience in process design, plant economics, marketing research and business development, both in industrial and consulting areas. He started his career in India, working with the Indian subsidiary of Clariant, and later joined Balmer Lawrie & Co. (India) in their petrochemical division. In 1991, he joined Nuclear Fuel Services, where he was involved in field engineering and also responsible for business development activities. Bala joined SRI Consulting in 2000 before it was acquired by IHS in 2010, which merged with IHS Markit in 2016. He has authored a broad range of reports for the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and the Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) and is actively involved in strategy development and single client consulting. Bala holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Chemical Engg. and a MBA.

Sessions With Bala Suresh

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 05:30pm - 06:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 11:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 12:10 am

    Creating Value from CO2: Synthetic fuels & building materials

    Innovations in CO2 utilization are opening avenues for applications in various areas. New, exciting prospects for CO2 uses are emerging in chemicals, fuels, building materials, and polymers. Will increasing subsidies for alternative technology projects impact the traditional uses for CO2 in oil recovery? Will direct CO2 capture from air become successful? What end uses are likely to establish an outlet for carbon emissions? How do we balance care for climate change with project viability?