Vijay Raju

Head of Strategy, Forum Members, World Economic Forum Geneva

Vijay was previously, Head of Partnerships and Deputy Head of the Global Shapers Community. Prior to joining the Forum, Vijay was an Innovation & Growth Strategy Consultant with Innosight, co-founded by Clayton Christensen of the Harvard Business School, where he was part of business model innovation efforts for Fortune 500 companies in IT/software, medical devices and consumer goods industries. Before that, he worked as a Venture Director with Innosight Ventures where he incubated several disruptive businesses at the BoP in India including the Edison Award winning ‘Healthy Heart for All’ for Medtronic. His work is mentioned in books like Lean Startup, The First Mile and Little Black Book of Innovation. Vijay started his career in the computer animation industry in India and Silicon Valley. He was the Technical Director and Project Head of Pet Alien, one of India’s first 3D animation projects that was aired in Cartoon Network worldwide. Vijay has an MBA from the International University of Japan, where he received the Monbukagakhusho Scholarship from the Ministry of Education (MEXT), Japan and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering including a ‘Ship for World Youth’ fellowship from the Government of Japan. Vijay is also a Global Leadership Fellow at the Forum. Vijay is a regular contributor in Huffington Post, WEForum Agenda, Real Leaders, Strategy & Innovation, Al Arabiya English and Linkedin Pulse. You can watch his TEDx talk on 'Leadership as a space' here:






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