Thiru Balasubramaniam, Geneva Representative

Photo of ThiruThiru Balasubramaniam is the Geneva Representative of Knowledge Ecology International.

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) General Assembly, the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), the Internet Governance Forum, the World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly, the WHO Executive Board, the WHO Intergovernmental Committee on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property (IGWG) to name a few.

Prior to his post as KEI’s Geneva Representative, Mr. Balasubramaniam 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 WHO, Mr. Balasubramaniam was a Global Health Leadership Fellow, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. He began his career with CPTech working on issues related to health care and intellectual property.

Mr. Balasubramaniam holds a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in European History from the University of Pennsylvania.

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