• Thiru Balasubramaniam, Managing Director of KEI Europe

Thiru Balasubramaniam is the Managing Director for KEI Europe. Mr. Balasubramaniam has represented KEI in various multilateral fora including the Marrakesh Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Internet Governance Forum, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Prior to his post, Thiru worked at Health Action International in Colombo and at the World Health Organization in Geneva as a technical officer in the Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy, dealing with access to medicines and intellectual property. During his first year at the WHO, Mr. Balasubramaniam was a Global Health Leadership Fellow, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. He began his career with KEI working on issues related to health and intellectual property. Mr. Balasubramaniam holds a B.A. in Economics with a Minor in European History from the University of Pennsylvania.

He can be reached via thiru[at]