Vijay Gidoomal qualified as a lawyer with Clifford Chance in the UK in 1992. He returned to Kenya in 1993 and was responsible for establishing Car & General operations in Uganda and Tanzania as Executive Director. He became the Managing Director of Car & General in 1996 and oversaw a complete restructuring of the company’s revenue base, gradually introducing new product lines that included the pioneering of the introduction of three-wheelers and two-wheelers as taxis in East Africa. Vijay has seen Car & General go regional with representation in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Seychelles, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia. The company is now actively engaged in automotive and equipment distribution, financial services, property, and agriculture.
Vijay is a golfer, cyclist, and bridge player. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Association, its past Chairman (Kenya Chapter), and regional board member. He sits on various corporate boards.