VIJAY CHAUTHAIWALE (Incharge - Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP))
Dr Vijay is In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), since November 2014. In this role, he is coordinating with Indian Diaspora worldwide through BJP’s global outreach platform, Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP). OFBJP has chapters in more than 40 countries and are comprised of well wishers of BJP.
Dr Vijay is Ph.D. (Microbiology) from University of Pune, India with 4 years experience as a Post Doctoral Fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. He has attended executive management program at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and leadership development program at London Business School. Author of several peer reviewed scientific papers and inventor of several global patents, he also served on the Board of Studies of Indian universities. In 2011, He was also a member of selection committee for the appointment of Vice Chancellor, M. S. University of Baroda, India.
Dr Vijay participated in 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign (February-June 2014) by taking sabbatical from his professional work. He was stationed in the BJP Headquarters in New Delhi for campaign coordination. Dr Vijay’s wife, Dr Jyoti is Ph D (Biochemstry), is social activist. His daughter, Prerita, works in a social media initiative.