Ricky Bal (VC'06)
Harsaran Singh Bal (Ricky) is in-house counsel and a part of the operations team at the Lotus Group of Companies. He was a proud member of the Fighting Irish football and basketball programs throughout his time at VC. After graduating, he attended the International Study Centre in England for a one-year post-secondary program. He then completed his undergraduate studies and law degree at UBC. At UBC Law, Ricky worked with and then became the Executive Director of a large student-led legal advice clinic. He later became a board member and president of the organization.
Ricky articled and practiced at a prominent local criminal defence firm. As his practice was growing, so to did the family business come calling. Ricky made the transition to his family’s transportation business in 2017. After helping build the new headquarters in Cloverdale, Ricky joined in the management and operations team at the Lotus Terminals Group of Companies. His life-long love of machinery led him to expand the business from transportation to specialized handling of complex freight. Lotus’ new and expanding transloading and logistics department has opened up new markets for the business as well as sustained long-term growth prospects. From court robes to coveralls, Ricky is excited to help lead the family business to new heights.
Since graduating, Ricky has been coaching football at various organizations including VC, White Rock Titans and Westside Warriors. He is VP of the Warriors football program and is patiently waiting to get back on the gridiron, post Covid.