Col. Subin Balakrishnan

A Special Forces Veteran Turned Corporate Leader


Col Subin Balakrishnan is an ex Special Forces officer from the Indian Army with over two decades of experience in counter-terrorism operations in multiple operational theatres across the country.

He has had a distinguished career in the Indian Army. Graduating from the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Indian Military Academy (IMA), he started out as a commissioned officer in the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment. Subsequently, he volunteered for the Special Forces, and after a gruelling selection process, transitioned into this elite outfit.

Through the early years, he was responsible for planning and leading high risk, intelligence-led combat special operations in diverse theaters such as the jungles of the North East and along the Line of Control in Kashmir. The teams he led and trained have gone on to lead classic surgical strikes across the border.

He is currently working as the head of events at global corporate security at Reliance Industries where he is in a strategic role and is conducting special operations in the corporate world.

He works on critical infra protection strategy and planning, enterprise wide security strategy, security risk assessments and mitigation (SRVA), loss management, disaster management and planning and program management. 

Why Col Subin Balakrishnan ?

Col. Subin Balakrishnan is delivery focused, passionate about formulating and implementing innovative, time bound solutions to complex problems often involving very high stakes. He works towards meeting mission accomplishment parameters, by enabling the building of strategic partnerships and forging links, working through and with hierarchies and third parties.

He believes in creating knowledge networks for augmenting innovations and unfolding creative potential of institutions and societies through innovations.

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