Besides being one of the founders of the QI Group, Vijay Eswaran is the chairperson of the company’s board. Vijay and Joseph Bismark are the brains behind the successful multi-million conglomerate.
The institution has been investing in various industries, including education, conference management, property development, logistics, leisure, lifestyle, training and telecommunication. Vijay Eswaran has expanded the company’s operations to over 30 nations.
In addition, QI Group has regional offices in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Born in Malaysia, Vijay flew to the United Kingdom to pursue his undergraduate degree at the prestigious London School of Economics.
In addition, he received CIMA certification. When he flew to the United States, Eswaran enrolled in the highly-regarded Southern Illinois University. One day when he was working, his team mate introduced him to the merits of using multi-level marketing (MLM).
Vijay says that he endeavored to understand its model of operation. When he returned to Malaysia in the 90s, Cosway’s, a MLM company, appointed him to expand its operations. When he was abroad, Vijay worked for different companies, including IBM.
His extensive management expertise has seen him receive different awards. In 2014, he received a special award for education entrepreneurship from ASLI. In addition, in 2013, Forbes Asia named him as one of the richest persons in Malaysia. In the same year, the Asean Business Advisory Council Malaysia honored him as the CEO of the Year. Read more: 3 More Years: NYCFC Owners Man City and Vijay Eswaran’s QNET Extend their Partnership
In 2011, SMC University of Swaziland honored him with an honorary doctorate in management. In the same year, GOPIO (Global Organization for People of Indian Origin) recognized him with the International Excellence in Business award.
As a motivational speaker, Vijay has visited different universities to share his insights on spirituality and business. In order to reach many people, Eswaran decided to publish different books, including “18 Stepping Stones,” “In the Sphere of Silence” and “On the Wings of Thought.”
Over the years, Eswaran has been heavily involved in various community initiatives. Owing to his passion about giving back to the society, Vijay founded RYTHM (Raise Yourself to Help Mankind) Foundation (RF).
This institution serves as QI Group’s corporate social responsibility arm. Through RF, Vijay has been able to support many charitable initiatives in the society.