Ganesan Balachander

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Ganesan Balachander "received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers in 1995, under the direction of David Ehrenfeld. Dr. Balachander went on to a postdoctoral appointment as a Bullard Fellow at Harvard University. Having already earned an MBA in Finance from Carnegie-Mellon University and having served as a vice president at Citibank, he was well prepared to engage in practical conservation projects, beginning with a program working on tropical forests and coral reefs. These and other conservation projects have been based on the support and encouragement of small enterprises that provide rewards to participants. Dr. Balachander continued this work with the Nature Conservancy, developing green businesses, and then for the Mountain Institute, doing similar work in the Himalayas. In June 2003 Dr. Balachander was named Representative and Head of South Asia Programs for the Ford Foundation in New Delhi." [1]

Overall responsibility for providing strategic direction and management of the BCN program.

  • 1993: Consultant to Appropriate Technology International
  • Doctoral degree in Ecology. Field research (April '89 - April '93) involved studying the interplay of ecology and economics in natural resource use in the Nilgiris biosphere reserve in South India.
  • 1986-1988: Citibank, New York, U.S.A. Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Northeast Division. [1]

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  1. Ganesan Balachander, Rutgers, accessed April 30, 2008.
  2. Trustees, Bioversity International, accessed April 30, 2008.