Vajira Weerasekera is a business leader, speaker, and author whose true passion lies in incubating high-performing teams and helping others be leaders and the best they can be. He has gained international experience across many executive roles in organisations across Ireland, the United States, and Australia over the past 30 years across many organisations.
He is currently with Microsoft as the Director of IoT and Mixed Reality specialist team for Asia, and has served across a number of executive roles including, co-founder of the Solutions Development Center, Director for Office365 Global Centre of Excellence for Asia, Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Services Asia and Architecture and Industry Services Director for Asia.
Vajira holds a first-class honours bachelor of Commerce degree in management and a first-class honours master of business studies from University College Dublin. He was also a lecturer at University College Dublin for the Master of Business Management program. Vajira also completed the an Executive General Management program with Harvard Business School in 2019.
Vajira has also launched a new challenge in 2021 with The Run for Life Project for a moon shot. The mission of the project is to inspire people all around the world to get physically and mentally active and strive beyond any perceived limits. The challenge is to collectively walk, run, swim, cycle, or wheelchair 400,000kms in 6 months! That's 10 times around the world.
Vajira is the author of Motivating Mavericks, The Secret to High Performing Teams. He and his wife are also the co-founders of Let Kids Fly, a non profit organisation helping underprivileged children across Asia with scholarships and education programs.
Outside of his work, he is married to Kali with two sons, Viran and Yanik, and is also a passionate ultra-marathon runner.