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Arumugam Balakrishnan

President Europe at Stanley Black & Decker


Aru Bala has more than 27 years of all rounded experience in General Management, P&L Management, Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Service Business Management and growing businesses in Europe, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets.  He has rich experience in diversity having worked in countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.  He has also worked in a variety of industries including Industrial, Security, Oil & Gas, Healthcare and IOT.

Aru Bala’s current role is President Europe (Security Solutions) – at Stanley Black & Decker based out of their London Office, with P&L responsibility for 4500 employees spread over 14 countries.  He has extensive experience in the field of Industrial Businesses in Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets having worked for industry leaders like Tyco and United Technology.  Under his leadership the businesses in the region have been positioned as a high growth business with market leadership position. His unique skill sets lie in transforming Industrial Companies into the Digital Space. 

Aru holds an MBA in Strategic Management from University of Birmingham, U.K., an MBA in Business Administration (Operations Management) from IGNOU, India and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.  He is a member in the US- ASEAN Business Council.  His hobbies are Golf and reading books.