Dr. Suresh Chandra Raj was born in a poor, rural, sugar-cane growing household in Wailevu, Labasa, Fiji Islands. Through the guidance of his parents and his own hard work, he completed his undergraduate studies in Auckland, New Zealand and postgraduate studies in Sydney, Australia. In his career Suresh Chandra Raj, a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, went on to become an international civil servant. During his career, he has been involved in institutional strengthening and capacity building programme in over a hundred developing countries in all parts of the World. Dr. Raj plays his role with a lot of empathy and a deeper understanding of the why’s and how’s of the purpose of life.