Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety
In addition to his role as IBM’s chief environmental executive he is a member of IBM’s Growth & Transformation Team, a group of IBM executives that drives growth pursuant to innovation and shifts in business and technology. He has also served on IBM’s Global Enablement Team for Kenya and East Africa.
Mr. Balta has played a leadership role with a variety of additional organizations including the Environmental Law Institute (prior Vice Chairman of the Board) and the World Environment Center (member of the Board and prior Chairman). He is a member and past Chairman of The Conference Board’s Chief Environment, Health & Safety Officers Council. He was named a White House Champion of Change in 2012 for his efforts to advance corporate environmental sustainability.
Mr. Balta serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. He was the recipient of Carnegie Mellon’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2009. Mr. Balta is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board for the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.
Mr. Balta received a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. He earned a Master of Science Degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Tau Beta Pi Fellow, in 1984.
Mr. Balta is married. He and his wife Maritza have two children.