Balakrishnan (‘Bala’) Venkatachalam is the Executive Director at Pratham USA. His experience spans diverse environments including non-profit operations, management consulting and start-ups. Bala worked closely with Dr. Madhav Chavan at Pratham, India in conceptualizing and building the National Operations Group (now the Program Review Group). Prior to Pratham USA, Bala led The Monitor Group’s effort in developing a $200 billion market for urban affordable housing and mortgages in India. Bala started his career in KPMG as a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from INSEAD (France) where he was a Syngenta Fellow for Emerging Market Leadership.