In 1998, Vijay Eswaran and his partners founded the QI Group. The e-commerce conglomerate engages in retail and direct selling business. In addition, the corporation has invested in lifestyle, collectibles and luxury, property development, telecommunications, leisure, training, education, logistics and property development, and conference management.
Vijay pursued his university education in various prestigious institutions in the US and UK. In addition, his resume highlights his success with different international companies such as IBM where he held high-ranking positions. The shrewd entrepreneur has worked in Canada, Australia, Europe and the United States.
After accomplishing much success in his career oversees, Vijay decided return to Asia for purposes of starting his ventures. After a while, he partnered with like-minded professionals to incorporate a training and direct selling corporation.
The multi-business company, QI Group, has opened offices in different part of the globe, including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Moreover, the entity has active operations in more than 30 countries. In some nations, QI Group offers its products and services through various subsidiary companies. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies and Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
The international motivational speaker has been lecturing on different subjects such as spirituality and business matters around the globe. Vijay has spoken at various universities leadership and business forums, and management functions.
The executive has delivered key note speeches at the World Economic Forum events and the Commonwealth Business Forums.
Vijay is also a renowned philanthropist. He founded RYTHM Foundation with the objective of supporting different philanthropic activities in the globe. The corporate social responsibility unit of the company has donated funds to various charitable initiatives.
In Malaysia, Vijay facilitated the establishment of RYTHM Foundation’s local chapter known as Vijayaratnam Foundation in honor of his dad. This institution works with various charitable institutions and non-governmental organizations on different initiatives, including special education, women empowerment and child mentoring.
In 2011, Vijay was named as one of the Heroes of Philanthropy on Forbes Asia. He is also the recipient of the lifetime achievement award in regional philanthropy. In addition, the Global Organization for People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) conferred Vijay with the International Leader in Global Business Strategies award.
Eswaran is a renowned author having published different books, including “On The Wings of Thought,” “18 Stepping Stones,” and “In The Thinking Zone.”