C Balagopal is an entrepreneur, author, and former civil servant. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Federal Bank Ltd. and holds esteemed positions on the Governing Body of the Centre for Management Development Trivandrum and the Advisory Board of the Fourth Wave Foundation. He served as an IAS officer in Manipur and Kerala. In 1983, Balagopal successfully established the world`s largest producer of blood bag systems. He has also authored several books, including On a Clear Day You Can See India, The View from Kollam, Maveli & Markets: How Supplyco Held the Price Line, and his latest work, Below the Radar.