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Vijay Kalagara

Group Vice President, HR Business Partner - Operations & Service

ABB Group


MHRIR, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering, Osamania University, 2006

Career Highlights

Vijay is currently the Group Vice President, Global HR Partner – Operations & Service for ABB group located in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to this role, he held several positions with Rolls-Royce spanning the globe.


The Vijay Kalagara Book Scholarship provides financial support to international students. Vijay writes, “In my first semester, the money I spent on textbooks was equivalent to my senior-year college tuition in India.” His generosity ensures greater access to education for future international students.