Dr. Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi is a sustainable development expert, with over 30 years of experience in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria, where he served in various capacities and eventually retired as the Principal Adviser to the Director General of UNIDO. He has to his credit several degrees, with distinctions. He has authored several journal articles, books and reports, highlighting the changing patterns of sustainable development, with a focus on economic efficiency, ecological compliance and social inclusion. His recent books include Myths and Realities of East Asian Model of Development, India’s Time, Rethinking Development Realities, Intervene to Industrialise, and The Poverty of Economic Thinking. A book on his personal life, penned by him, is titled In Joy and Sorrow. Forthcoming books co-authored by him include Positioning Africa in the context of the new industrial revolution, and Myths and Realities of Indian Economy. He won several awards: Gold Medal from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, for being the best outgoing student; UNIDO Director DG award, twice, for outstanding performance; Life-time achievement award by various organizations; “dynamic Indian of the Millennium” by the KG Foundation; and a commemorative award for his distinguished contribution to the international community by the Auckland-based Indo-New Zealand Business Association. He also received best paper awards for his scientific papers.