Balki Iyer MEng, MBA
Chief Commercial Officer
Balakrishnan G. Iyer (Balki) is a seasoned energy industry management professional, with rich experience and proven track record of driving business growth in global conglomerates (i.e. GE) and startups. Balki has successfully steered three startups from inception to exit and helped list one of them in NASDAQ, with investments from some of the largest utilities and financial investors worldwide. He has global experience having worked in Asia, Europe and North America with excellent customer, employee and investor relationships. He was recently CCO of eos, a zinc based stationery energy storage company and prior to that, Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of Utopus Insights, a New York-based global renewable energy analytics company, acquired by Vestas. He is currently Chief Commercial Officer at e-Zinc, who is on a mission to accelerate the shift to clean energy with sustainable, long duration solutions that transforms how world stores power.
Balki began his career at Schlumberger; has previously served as COO of renewable energy giant, Enel Green Power; and as VP, Business Development at GE, where he drove technology developments for renewable energy and smart grid. Balki earned a Master’s in Engineering from Binghamton University in New York, an MBA from New York University (NYU) Stern, and Joint Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering & Masters in Chemistry from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in India. In 2019, Balki was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by his alma mater, Binghamton University, for his contributions to the fields of sustainable energy and inclusive education. He is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.Follow on: