Leadership

Gaji Balakaneshan

Gaji Balakaneshan

Chief Operating Officer
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Gaji Balakaneshan is Chief Operating Officer of Midwestern BioAg, promoted from Vice President of Finance in January of 2022. Since joining in March of 2021 as Vice President – Finance, Balakaneshan has helped lead the sales organization and develop strategic and commercial opportunities for the business. 

He brings over 13 years of experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, sales and operations planning, financial modeling, and analysis. 

Previously, Balakaneshan worked with CF Industries in multiple roles, including Product Manager, Corporate Strategy and Development Manager, and Senior Financial Analyst. There, he helped manage 7 million tons of UAN sales. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst at a venture capital-backed renewable chemical startup and an Equity Research Associate covering chemical and agriculture companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, MA.