W.Bro. P. Vijay Kumar
Worshipful Master 2007
Lodge Trivandrum No. 168
W.Bro. P. Vijay Kumar
was initiated into the mysteries and privileges of Freemasonry
in Lodge Trivandrum No. 168, on the 5th of July 1998. He was passed
and raised on 18th October 1998 and 15th May 1999 respectively.
W.Bro. Vijay Kumar has held various offices in
the Lodge and was Installed as the 43rd Master of Lodge Trivandrum
on the 19th of January 2007. He has been the webmaster since the
inception of the Lodge website in 2002.
A member of Chapter and Mark Lodges in Thirivananthapuram,
he also often participates in Lodge meetings in USA during his
W. Bro. Vijay had his early education in Loyola School, Trivandrum
- where he was the School Leader, and later graduated in Mechanical
Engineering from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He was
a merit scholar at the School of Management Studies where he completed
his MBA program, during which period he also excelled in sports
and captained his University team in Basket ball.
The winner of several prizes in Elocution and Declamation at the
School, College and University levels, W. Bro. Vijay Kumar was
the Chairman of Talentime - a popular cultural festival attracting
students from all across the country. In 1999 he visited Georgia
for a month as a member of the group study exchange program, where
he was symbolically bestowed honorary citizenship to the state
of Georgia, by its Governor.
As a member of Round Table India (RTI), W.Bro. Vijay has served
on its National Executive Board for two consecutive years, handling
the portfolio of HRD and Leadership Development. As a national
trainer of RTI, he has conducted several programs in leadership
development, communication, team building as also, orientation
programs to members of the National and Area Boards all across
the country and abroad.
After completing his MBA education, W. Bro. Vijay Kumar worked
with Castrol Lubricants for a couple of years before being bitten
by the entrepreneurial bug. After initially engaging in a few
franchise operations, he went on to be the co-founder of InApp
Information Technologies. InApp is an IT company headquartered
in Palo Alto, California having its software development center
located in Technopark, Trivandrum. W. Bro. Vijay Kumar currently
serves as the Chief Operating Officer at InApp.
W.Bro. Vijay Kumar is married to Smt. Supriya and has two daughters
Aparna and Ambika.