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. During his time with the team, he exalts that "Confidence is the wise man's food, and the fool's liquor."