Alagu Balaraman is a Partner in CGN & Associates and the Managing Director - India Operations. CGN is a global business performance consulting firm that specialises in end-to-end supply chain redesign and implementation. Balaraman's five years of experience is spread across both consulting and senior management roles. He has headed individual functions, such as IT, HR and Business Planning and has also run businesses. Balaraman has played a leadership role in redefining the structure and effectiveness of supply chains in various companies.
Commencing his career as a Graduate Engineer Trainee in the engineering firm Larsen & Toubro, his early work in areas such as strategy, technology and operations processes continued to define his interests in the future. His work has alternated between large organisations and small start up firms. In PricewaterhouseCoopers, he started and ran the IT Strategy Practice in India. The work involved enhancing and enabling successful business strategies with the use of technology across a range of industries.
Balaraman has studied mechanical engineering from IIT Madras and business management from IIM Calcutta. He has been actively engaged in academics and has been a project guide, external examiner and faculty member in the areas of management and operations research.