Vijay Eswaran is QI Group of companies’ executive chairman and co-founder. QI Group was incorporated in 1998. The e-commerce corporation has varied businesses. Over the years, the company has specialized in direct sales, lifestyle and leisure, telecommunications, education, collectibles, luxury, conference management, logistics, and property development. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group
Eswaran has a sound educational background considering that he graduated from leading universities in the UK and United States. He has worked for renowned corporations such as IBM. After gaining immense knowledge and experience in different industries in Europe, US, Australia, and Canada, Vijay decided to return to Asia where he ventured into entrepreneurship.
Vijay led a group of like-minded businessmen to establish a direct selling firm that has presently grown into a multi-business corporation called QI Group. The company has been in operation for over 18 years. It has offices in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Through a broad range of subsidiary firms, QI Group operates in more than 30 countries worldwide. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://twitter.com/vjayeswaran?lang=en
Moreover, Vijay Eswaran is a highly respected author and motivational speaker. Some of the books that he has published include 18 Stepping Stones, In the Sphere of Silence, On the Wings of Thought, and In the Thinking Zone.
As a motivational speaker, he gives his insights on multiple subjects, including business and spirituality. Eswaran has been a key note speaker in various management and business forums such as the World Economic Forum as well as the Commonwealth Business Forums at CHOGM.
Vijay Eswaran is also a philanthropist. He created the RYTHM Foundation (RF) to help in channeling QI Group’s funds to various charitable initiatives. This foundation is the social responsibility unit of the conglomerate. As an organization, the QI Group is engaged in various international charity activities.
In Malaysia, Eswaran has created the local chapter of the RF, the Vijayaratnam Foundation. He established this organization in his father’s honor. Vijayaratnam Foundation works closely with NGOs and other charitable organizations in diverse projects, including youth development, special education, women empowerment, and child mentoring.
According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran is the recipient of various awards. In 2011, Forbes Asia included him in the Heroes of Philanthropy list. He was also honored with a life time achievement award in Regional Philanthropy.