The Person

Born in Chandigarh on 2nd November 1979, Vikas secured his B.tech Honors in computer science Engineering from NCCE, Panipat, India in 2002. He worked in India as a programmer for two years and resumed his studies again in order to acquire skills in international management. He is Master in European Business (MEB) from French Graduate Business School, ESSCA, France.He gained international work experience in France. He has worked for large multinational companies in India and France, including IBM India, AXA Tech, Societe General (French investment bank) and in semi-government projects. Vikas got married to the girl of his dreams on 27 April 2009. He now has a son and a daughter. He speaks Hindi (Mother tongue), English (Fluent), French (Good), German (Average), Hungarian (Basic).

Apart from his professional life, Vikas Grover has a passion for sports and its contribution to human harmony worldwide. He participated in many marathon events both in India and outside (Paris, Colombo & Hong Kong). He completed his first international half marathon in Colombo and became the only Indian who participated in Colombo marathon 2007. He was also the first Indian who learned Bikram’s Begining Yoga classes, a series of 26 postures (asanas) at Bikram Yoga College of India in Budapest (Hungary) center. He blogs “One day my French friend Sylvain invited me for an evening jog in Rouen, near Paris. It was such an amazing experience but I realised that I needed to get fitter to enjoy it more in the future. So I started running seriously when I came back to India in 2006. By running marathons one is not only able to improve health but also to give back to society by raising funds for various NGO’s.” Vikas’ favourite quote is “The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the essential thing is not to have won but to have fought well.” (Baron Pierre de Coubertin 1863-1937, on the