Vijay Eswaran isan entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and a philanthropist of Malaysian origin. Vijay is the executive chairman and founder of the QI Group, an international company that has different interests ranging from hospitality, retail, education, real estate, and direct selling. QI Group has opened doors in more than 30 countries and prides itself on satisfying customers and providing quality products above everything else.
Education and Career Start
Vijay Eswaran boasts of academic accolades from leading universities in the United Kingdom and the United States. Vijay was able to fund his education in the United Kingdom and graduated with a degree in Economics. Subsequently, Vijay Eswaran relocated to the United States where he started working in corporate America for a while before he finally made the decision to move back to Asia in the ’90s.
Leap into Entrepreneurship
Vijay Eswaran decided to try his luck in entrepreneurship soon after he resettled in Asia. He realized that it was easier to establish himself in the business arena through entrepreneurship and impact more to the society at large. That was the main driving force that led to the establishment of a direct selling network that quickly rose the top of the ladder to not only in South-East Asia but also Africa and the Middle East.
Origin of QI Group
Vijay Eswaran teamed with friends and acquaintances that also harbored business ambitions and came up with the QI Group in 1998. The business has grown into a multinational conglomerate that currently specializes in direct selling and training. With a plethora of subsidiary companies, QI Group has grown in leaps and bounds with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Philanthropy and Charitable Activities
Vijay Eswaran is a firm believer in giving back to society. Together with his company, he has impacted immensely on the lives of people through charitable activities, motivational speaking, and mentorship. He has gained recognition around the globe lecturing on matters business and spirituality. Vijay has given talks at leading business and leadership forums and universities in his mentor ship program.
A firm believer that a company should assist the local community where it’s based, Vijay established a philanthropy wing of QI Group. Together, they’ve assisted in alleviating poverty and improving literacy in Asia and its environs.