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Balakrishnan (Bala) Venkata

Research Analyst, Fleets Program

Balakrishnan (Bala) VenkataBalakrishnan is an automotive engineer/research analyst and sustainability enthusiast who has spent four years in research and business consulting for the automotive industry, having worked on various topics such as future of automotive technology, digital vehicle retail, future evolution of sedans and SUVs, while also compiling data for an automotive start-up database and supplier benchmarking study.

Apart from research and consulting, he was instrumental in the design and prototyping of a three wheeled cargo electric vehicle for use in collecting municipal waste. His contributions included reducing the materials required and time taken to fabricate the vehicle, while making it more compact and functional.

Balakrishnan holds a Master of Science degree in Automotive Systems Engineering from Loughborough University, U.K., and Bachelor of Technology in Automobile Engineering from SRM University, India.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.