Balarama Iyer is a highly skilled Senior Director for Construction Management at WSP, with over 30 years of experience in the development and delivery of large and complex capital projects. He specializes in advisory practices for transit, transportation, and infrastructure programs such as roadways, bridges, tunnels, regional rails, high-speed rail, light rail transit, bus rapid transit, transit-oriented development, dams, ports, and energy facilities.
Iyer has extensive proficiency in stakeholder management on transportation and transit projects, ensuring seamless liaison between the sponsor, stakeholders, communities, consultants, and contractors. He is certified in P3/PPP, public-sector procurement, capital program and contracts management, and public debt performance assessment. Iyer sits on several TRB Committees/Subcommittees and is the founder of ToD Certification, a global transit-oriented development professional certification program.
Iyer's educational qualifications include a Master of Business Administration - MBA from Lancaster University, an Executive Chartered Business Strategist credential from the Canadian Business Strategy Association, and certifications from Project Management Institute, The World Bank Group, APMG International, UK, Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Certified Professional Manager, and Canadian Institute of Management.
Prior to his current role at WSP, Iyer was the Founder and Chairman at TOD Global Inc., Manager, Capital Projects Group at Metrolinx, Director, Infrastructure Projects at OHL North America, Director, Channel Strategy at ABB Inc. Canada, Director Corporate Development at ABB Inc. Canada, Program Manager, Power Systems at ABB Inc. Canada, Senior Manager, Projects & Services at ABB Inc. Canada, and Assistant Manager, Power Systems, Products & Services at ABB Inc. Canada.