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Director of Client & Business Dev (East Asia)


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Dr Kogila Balakrishnan is Director of Client and Business Development with responsibilities for international business development, research in defence management and offsets as well as teaching. Kogi's specific role is to develop and enhance education and research collaboration focused in Malaysia and South East Asia.

Kogi was previously the Under Secretary of the Defence Industry Division at the Ministry of Defence, Malaysia from 2009 till 2011 where she was responsible for developing strategies, policies and overseeing implementation of the Malaysian defence industry growth; identifying potential investments and technology transfer in high technology and skills development that could be leveraged through offsets for the Malaysian industrial and technological growth.

Kogi is one of the very few who has a combination of academic-industry-government experience and exposure in offsets and industrial participation. She uses her knowledge and know-how in offsets management and international collaboration to advise defence industries and governments world-wide. Kogi has published several academic papers on topics such as defence industry, defence offsets, defence acquisition and performance measurement.