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Bal Bansal

Associate Director, IT Innovation & Digital
Coca-Cola

In his current role, Bal and his team, work closely with the business units at Coca-Cola European Partners, in understanding the current state and then developing new ideas & concepts that can help exceed targets and objectives. This is achieved by using Lean Start-up principles. Bal believes the key ingredients for success include - having the right people, well defined process and a clear purpose. As a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt, he holds extensive knowledge and experience in delivering Improvement Projects and Programmes of work using Lean and Six Sigma principles in Europe, Asia and North America. Bal has also been a keynote speaker at many high-profile events, where he is always keen to share with others his knowledge and experiences, and extracts from his written work including, ‘How Not to Innovate’ and his monthly Linkedin posts. Prior to joining Coca-Cola Enterprises, he worked at GlaxoSmithKline (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt), Parker Hannifin (European Lean Leader, Chomerics Division) and Kodak Ltd. (Graduate Programme, Project Manager).

Bal Bansal