Balvinder Singh Kalsi


President, DuPont South Asia & ASEAN

Balvinder Singh Kalsi is the president of DuPont South Asia & the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and chairman of the board of E.I. DuPont India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont.

Prior to his current role Balvinder Kalsi was located at the company’s headquarters in Wilmington, Del., as director of Corporate Strategic Plans.

He joined DuPont in 1991 as manager Finance & Planning. In his career spanning 22 years at DuPont, he has held a number of business and functional leadership positions. He was named business director of Crop Protection Products, India, in May 1997 and assumed additional responsibilities for the Pioneer seed business in November 2002. He was named executive director DuPont India in February 2005. Under his leadership, DuPont India emerged as one of the fastest growing strategic markets for DuPont globally. The company’s operations in India witnessed rapid expansion, supported by the DuPont Knowledge Center and the DuPont Services Center that opened in Hyderabad in 2008 and expansion of its direct presence into newer markets of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Prior to his move to the United States, he was president of DuPont, India. In this role he led E. I. DuPont India Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary for six years.

Prior to joining DuPont, he was the senior divisional manager with the Escorts group of companies where he began his professional career in 1981. He held a range of finance and business development leadership positions with progressive responsibilities.

Mr. Kalsi is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.


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