W. Bro. Vijay Kumar was initiated into Freemasonry on 5th July 1998, in Lodge Trivandrum No. 168. He was passed on 18th October 1998 and raised on 15th May 1999. He evinced an early interest in Rituals and a willingness to shoulder positions of responsibility. He was installed in the Eastern Chair of Lodge Trivandrum No. 168 in the year 2007 and subsequently served several active ranks in the Regional Grand Lodge, including that of the Regional Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2013. He was conferred the past rank of P. Dy. RGM in the year 2015 and holds the rank of PGBr.ofVSL in the Grand Lodge. He was appointed to the active rank of Asst. Regional Grand Master of the Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India, in 2016.
W. Bro. Vijay Kumar is a founder member of Lodge Travancore No.329, and served as it's secretary in the year following the consecration. He was exalted in Chapter Thiruvananthapuram No. 92 and is a Founder member of Chapter Trivandrum No. 125 and also a Founder member of Chapter Travancore 119. He is a member of Mark Lodge Thiruvananthapuram No. 82 and a Founder Member of Mark Lodge Travancore No. 118. He was elevated in RAM Lodge Travancore No. 118 in 2011. Vijay was installed as Mark Master of Mark Lodge Travancore No. 118 in 2012; the MEZ of Chapter Travancore 119 in 2013 and WCN of RAM Lodge Travancore No.118 in 2014.
W. Bro. Vijay Kumar is an IT Management professional with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Since 2009, he has been leading the operations of Testhouse for their India and Middle East operations, with clients in USA, UK, Middle East, Africa and India. He is the co-founder and partner of InApp - a software development company headquartered in Palo Alto, USA and currently serves in their Board. Vijay has a very strong entrepreneurship spirit and his talents lean towards leadership, execution, decision making, team building and forging trusted partnerships. Through aligning strategy, people and technology, he has been instrumental in building high performing teams that drive sustainable growth.
W. Bro. Vijay Kumar had early experiences in leading from the front as the School Leader at Loyola School; the Troop Commander of the Junior Air Wing Division NCC; Chairman of the acclaimed Talentime cultural festival and President of the Management Student Forum at the Cochin University of Science and Technology. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum and has a Masters Degree in Business Management. At school and college, he has had an impressive track record of extracurricular activities and also captained the Cochin University Basket Ball Team.
W. Bro. Vijay Kumar is actively associated with the Round Table movement. He served on the National Board for two years, driving the 'HRD and Leadership Development' function, where he conducted over 40 workshops across 15 cities in India and abroad. These include orientation programs for National and Area Boards of Round Table India; Train the Trainer programs, Leadership development, Communication and Team building workshops.
He is currently the Hon. Secretary of GTech, which is the industry body of IT/ITeS companies in Kerala that works alongside the Government of Kerala towards realizing an accelerated growth for the industry in the state. He was the Founding Chair of Young Indians (Yi) in Trivandrum and is a member of the executive council of the British Business Group, Chennai. Since 2012, he is the Honorary Consular Warden for the British Deputy High Commission, Chennai.
W. Bro. Vijay Kumar is married to Supriya and has two daughters, Aparna and Ambika. He is socially very active and is a sportsman with a passion for Golf and Badminton.