When Michael is having money problems, he gets a second job at night with the Lipephedrine Diet Pill Company doing sales. Vikram is Michael's co-worker who has significantly higher sales numbers. He was a surgeon in India.
In a deleted scene, Vikram explains the secret to his success: "Well, I'm the only one here who's not lazy."
Michael recruits Vikram to join the Michael Scott Paper Company, he originally accepts and accompanies Michael and Pam to a nursing home for an "investors meeting". After seeing that Michael has no business plan at all, he asks Michael to bring him back to the diet pill building.