Balakrishnan G. Iyer (Balki) is a seasoned energy and utilities industry management professional, with rich experience driving business development in global conglomerates. A proven entrepreneur with a big company DNA, Balki has successfully navigated three startups from inception to scale-up to sale-of- business journeys through investments from some of the largest utilities and financial investors worldwide.
Balki is currently the Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of Utopus Insights, a New York-based energy analytics software products company founded in 2017, whose mission is to orchestrate a sustainable future by accelerating the use of renewable energy worldwide. Balki leads all sales and business development initiatives for the company and is passionate about the role of clean energy in changing the world. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Enel Green Power.
Balki deeply values the power of education in empowering people to help make meaningful change. He is Director of Iyer Educational Institutions (IEI) in Bengaluru, India, that runs schools for children with autism, which he co-founded with his wife.
Balki is a recipient of several awards including the prestigious ‘Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business’ award in 2017.