Entrepreneurs’ Organization Announces New CEO
Alexandria, Virginia, USA (18 May 2015) – Today, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer community of entrepreneurs, introduced Vijay K. Tirathrai as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Tirathrai, who brings a wealth of business experience from both corporate and non-profit sectors, will focus on strengthening EO’s impact while driving the organization’s initiative of attaining 20,000 members and further building its global presence. Founded in 1987, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization has grown its global footprint to 147 chapters in 48 countries.
“EO’s global community speaks one universal language— entrepreneurship. Our members are part of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that celebrates diversity, rewards innovation and engages the world through business leadership, and Vijay is the leader to take EO to the next level,” said Blair Assaly, EO Global Chairman.
Tirathrai has made an indelible mark in a variety of businesses, spanning various industries in Southeast Asia, for more than 30 years. As a business owner, Tirathrai has led numerous multinational business ventures, ranging from manufacturing, trade and distribution to fashion, marketing, retail, events and association management.
“In this role, I will continue building on the intrinsic value of, and need for, a peer-to-peer network of entrepreneurs who yearn to engage, share experiences and become stronger leaders in business and beyond,” said Tirathrai.
A longtime member of EO, and a former EO Global Board Chairman, Tirathrai will start in his new role in Alexandria, VA, USA, on 1 July 2015.
About Vijay K. Tirathrai
A serial entrepreneur and industry pioneer, Vijay K. Tirathrai has made an indelible mark in a variety of businesses, spanning numerous industries in Southeast Asia, for more than 30 years. As a business owner, Tirathrai has led numerous multinational ventures, ranging from manufacturing, distribution and retailing of fashion, to events and association management. Beyond business, Tirathrai has served in several non-profit entities, among them the Malaysian Retailers Association; Commonwealth K’98 Games; the Young Presidents’ Organization; and Richmond, The American International University in London. Tirathrai also served as Chairman of the Board for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs. Tirathrai is multilingual, and received his education in Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. He calls Kuala Lumpur his home, where he lives with his wife, Shivaanya, and their children, Kunal and Neel.