Dr. Ravi I. Jayakaran
Ravi Jayakaran is the President/CEO of Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) and works out of the Home Office of MAI in Salida, CA. Dr. Ravi I. Jayakaran has long term leadership experience in International poverty reduction and strategic programming. In the 90s and early 2000s, he was actively involved with Relief response programs in the Asia-Pacific Region, including as the Food Security & Disaster Mitigation Advisor for the Region.
Dr. Jayakaran joined Medical Ambassadors International in June 2017 as the President/CEO. He is also the Catalyst for Integral Mission for the Lausanne Movement.
Ravi has worked in senior management positions in the Corporate sector, International NGOs - including World Vision International, the Asian Development Bank and the UNDP. He has lived and worked long term in India, Cambodia, China and the US and provided technical support on a variety of Transformational Development issues in more than 23 countries. His wife Vimla is an International Baccalaureate and has worked as an educator in multiple countries including at the prestigious International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP).
Dr Ravi and his wife Vimla came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior while they were in University. Besides their engagement with Integral mission, they are actively involved with their local Church, Small group and Christian Counselling. Ravi and Vimla will be celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary in May 2021. They have 2 sons -Amit and Rohit-who are married and have their own families and live in California and Dubai respectively. Ravi and Vimla live in Ripon, CA, USA