Vijay SivaramRegional Director Asia Pacific at Quess Published On: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Views 6672


"Be Humble & Honest in whatever you do. The rest will fall through."

Vijay is a seasoned professional with more than 12 years of experience in technology consulting and staffing solutions. He has an expertise in contingency recruitment, temporary staffing and executive search. He is a great multitasker with a resolute attitude giving him immense knowledge and understanding of the business.

He started his career as an associate at Genpact and is currently the regional director of the APAC region at QuessGlobal. Throughout his tenure at Quess, he has been instrumental in driving across the board hiring for organizations both permanent as well as temporary recruitment in both India and the APAC region.

Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.

IKYA Started to be one stop solutions for all HR Services needs such as Executive Search, Recruitment & Temporary Staffing. Today we now offer 4 direct lines of Business

  • Technology Services
  • HR Services
  • Integrated Asset Management Services
  • Facility Management Services

In short we today make your non-core activities into our core.

What inspired you to build the above product/ service?

Most of my career I have been in a people linked service portfolio. When we started IKYA (Now Quess) we believed that if a customer wanted any form of resource whether it be a CEO or an IT engineer or a janitor IKYA should have a portfolio to service the same. Today if you look around at any employee anywhere in India you can quite confidently say Yes Quess can provide access to that talent.

What is your life mantra?

Be Humble & Honest in whatever you do. The rest will fall through.

What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?

It’s important for any operation to run efficiently. To run a cost effective operations with the right stigma of execution is key. It’s not just about burning hours but being smart in achieving the desired outcome. When someone has executed a project for Rs 100 can I do the same at 50?

How did you overcome those challenges?

Working with some fantastic colleagues and team members who share your idea, your vision and more importantly the passion to execute. Doubt there is a challenge that cannot be beaten when you have a great team.

How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?

The beauty about any new organization is that when the company grows the team grows with you. Getting that message through itself is a great way but I think personally the old school method of just communicating regularly works. Being more socially and technology enabled today helps but sometimes we forget that just having a coffee with a colleague could do wonders than a WhatsApp emoji or a Facebook like!

According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?

Being Humble, Honest & Passionate

Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?


Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.

Ensuring when I leave for home no mail stays unread or not actioned upon

Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.

I would like to avoid getting sucked into too much data…

Answer in less than 50 words

  • One tip to success: Honesty
  • One mistake you believe every individual must avoid: Gossip
  • One most important lesson that you have learnt till now: The Show Must Go on!

What are your plans for next 3 years?

Build – Execute – Expand

If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?

Doubt I would do anything differently … quite happy the way it’s turned out.

What are your top three getaway destinations?


Share a quote that inspires you the most.

“I am the master of my Fate.”

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