ONE Championship has appointed Hari Vijayarajan as its new chief business development officer. Before joining the martial arts organization, he was the chief business officer of Lazada Singapore and part of its senior leadership team.
As the ONE Championship new chief business development officer, Vijayarajan will help to increase the organization’s scalability and growth across all key markets. He will officially commence his new role in January 2019.
“It is an absolute pleasure for me to announce that we have added Hari Vijayarajan to our elite management team here at ONE Championship,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “As a seasoned leader and all-around nice guy, Hari will work alongside myself and the rest of our leadership team to scale ONE Championship into the first multibillion dollar global sports media property in Asian history.”
“Bar none, ONE Championship now has Asia’s most seasoned and experienced leadership team in the entire sports media industry,” Sityodtong added. “These are definitely exciting times and I look forward to working with Hari in making ONE Championship the global leader in sports and entertainment.”
Aside from being the former chief business officer of Lazada Singapore, Vijayarajan also worked at Lazada Group as the executive vice president and regional category leader of electronics. He negotiated with some of the world’s largest brands like Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi.
At ONE Championship, Vijayarajan will be responsible for helping to scale the company into the first multibillion dollar global sports media property in Asian history and driving key strategic initiatives and new businesses. This will help scale the company into the first multibillion dollar global sports media property in Asian history.
Vijayarajan has over 15 years of experience in the technology, consulting and eCommerce industries with extensive global experience across the United States, Asia Pacific, Japan and China. He spent three years in IT strategy consulting as Engagement Manager with Booz & Co in Chicago, Illinois and five years in various roles within Microsoft’s regional enterprise sales and ERP divisions based in Singapore.
Moreover, Vijayarajan worked as a divisional merchandise manager of PC tablet accessories/input devices at Amazon in Seattle, Washington. He managed key OEM partnerships in the company’s PC and accessories business.
In 2003, Vijayarajan earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In the same year, he was part of a student team that won the Microsoft Imagine Cup programming competition, which was awarded by Bill Gates, beating tens of thousands of teams worldwide.
In 2006, Vijayarajan received a post-graduate diploma in Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2010, he graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and London Business School.