With lots of blessings, some perseverance and a bit of luck, Vikas has come a long way from the narrow lanes of the old Meerut city where he was born and brought up. After graduating with honours degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT(Roorkee) in 1993, he joined IIM(Lucknow) from where is passed out in 1995 majoring in Marketing & Finance. Vikas has worked for 20+ years from ground up to leadership positions across FMCG, Telecom & Real Estate sectors in India & Middle-East.
He launched an Ed-Tech start-up, AAS Vidyalaya – The Anytime Anywhere School, with the vision of bringing the school to the 8.5 crore children who are not able to go to school for any reason whatsoever.
He loves to set things up and gets bored by routine. He is a self-proclaimed geek, a technology lover and has generally stayed ahead of the curve when it comes to awareness, implementation and early adoption of tech. He is an avid reader, listens to Bollywood music and loves travelling.
He believes in living in today and tries to achieve balance. He has published 3 books till now. The idea of book on ‘Stress Management’ came about when he realized that ‘Stress’ as a phenomenon has risen over the last couple of decades and lot of us are clueless about why it is happening to us and what we can do about it?
His favourite quote is “You are not dead till you die” and that “You should do, if you can”
He is married and has a teenage son. He lives in Mumbai (India)