She has around 25 years of experience in the fields of Marketing, Market Research and Executive Capability Development across organizations such as Asian Paints, Funskool (India), Mode Research and NIS Sparta Limited. Her experience includes marketing strategy development and implementation, marketing and social research, configuring training solutions, development and delivery of training programs for senior management.

As a consultant of long standing, Vijayalakshmi has trained and taught senior management of public and private sector organizations on leadership, strategy, communication, change management and instructional design and development. In addition she has been a visiting Faculty at the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

At NIS Sparta, Vijayalakshmi was involved in the setting up of several new initiatives—the corporate training division, the insurance training division and the Corporate Research Centre of Instructional Design. She was also a member of the Executive Committee with profit center responsibilities, and Corporate Communications and Marketing.

Vijayalakshmi is an Engineer from College of Engineering Guindy and an MBA (gold medalist) from the Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University. She also holds a Masters degree in Sociology from Annamalai University.