Dr. Ravi I. Jayakaran is a committed Christian leader with well over three decades of experience leading international poverty reduction and strategic development programs. As well as being the President/CEO of Medical Ambassadors International, he is the Catalyst for Integral Missions for the Lausanne Movement. Dr. Jayakaran has worked in senior management positions in the corporate sector, international NGOs, the Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in SE Asia.
Dr. Jayakaran has lived and worked long-term in India, Cambodia, China and the US and provided technical support in more than 23 countries on issues of Transformational Development, Integral Mission, Relief & Development, Participatory Poverty alleviation and development, Public Health, and prevention of trafficking.
Besides the Accord Network board, Ravi serves as a member of the board of directors on several other boards, including the Chalmers Center, Manyata Ministries, and Forward Edge International.
Ravi and his wife Vimla live in Ripon, California. Vimla is an International Baccalaureate and taught at the prestigious International School of Phnom Penh. They have two grown up sons who know and love the Lord, and are married and have families of their own.
More information on Ravi’s work and his publications can be found on his website at www.ravijayakaran.com and at the Medical Ambassadors International website www.medicalambassadors.org .