Vijay Eswaran is the current executive chair and co-founder of the QI Group of Companies. He is conversant with e-commerce activities. The entrepreneur has skills to deal with retail and direct sales, lifestyle and leisure, telecommunications, conference and training management, luxury and collectibles, education, logistics, and property development.
The Malaysian businessman attended the leading institutions in the USA and UK. He holds an impressive record of working in top rung firms like IBM where he held responsible posts in Australia, USA, Europe, and Canada. Eswaran decided to become an entrepreneur when he returned to Asia in the 1990s.
In 1988, he joined a team of business-minded persons and founded a training and direct selling entity that has now grown into a multi-business corporation, the QI Group. The firm has been in existence for around 18 years and has regional offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Malaysia. They also have outlets in nearly thirty countries through the subsidiary companies.
Vijay Eswaran is a respected lecturer and motivational speaker. He teaches on topics that range from business to spirituality. The renowned speaker has addressed leading training institutions, management, business, and leadership forums such as Commonwealth Business Forums and World Economic Forum events.
The prominent philanthropist has set up the RYTHM Foundation as part of the corporate social responsibilities of the QI Group. The association participates in improving the lives of communities across the world. He has also established a charity movement in Malaysia, Vijayaratnam Foundation. The organization was launched to honor his father, and it works with local NGOs and philanthropic associations on projects like youth development, child mentoring, special education, and women empowerment.
Forbes named Eswaran in the annual list of philanthropists in 2011. He recently received the lifetime achievement honor in Regional Philanthropy for leading the Asian Strategic Leadership Institute, Malaysia, at the 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum. Vijay Eswaran is a best-selling author of books like In The Thinking Zone and In the Sphere of Silence.