Vijay is the executive chairperson and co-founder of a renowned conglomerate, QI Group of Companies. The entrepreneur collaborated with other like-minded partners to incorporate the corporation in 1998. The e-commerce company engages in diverse businesses. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
Through their innovative direct selling model, the organization has been able to invest in various industries. These sectors include luxury and collectibles, conference management, training, telecommunications, logistics, property development and management, education, and lifestyle and leisure.
Vijay Eswaran pursued his university education in various renowned institutions based in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has also rendered his services for leading corporations in the globe such as IBM. In addition, Eswaran has worked for other companies in Europe, US, Canada and Australia. After gaining immense experience, exposure and knowledge, Vijay returned to Asia in the 90’s. Upon arrival, he decided to venture into entrepreneurship. The 19-year old conglomerate has opened regional offices in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Moreover, the company is actively operating in more than 30 countries through a broad range of subsidiary corporations.
Over the years, the philanthropist has engaged in various charitable initiatives. Owing to his increased support for various social projects, Vijay saw the need to establish a corporate social responsibility department of QI Group, RYTHM Foundation. This arm engages in various philanthropic activities on behalf of the company.
In Malaysia, Eswaran founded a local chapter of RYTHM Foundation known as Vijayaratnam Foundation, which he named in honor of his father. The organization works with local non-governmental institutions and various charitable entities to support different community projects, including women empowerment, youth development, special education and child mentoring.
In 2011, Forbes Asia named Eswaran as one of the Heroes of Philanthropy. Recently, the Asian Strategic leadership Unit in Malaysia, a renowned think tank, awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, the Global Organization for People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) honored him with the International Leader in Global Business Strategies Award.
As an author, Vijay is credited for publishing different books, such as, “18 stepping Stones,” “On the Wings of Thought,” and “In The Thinking Zone.” In his book, “Two Minutes From Abyss” Eswaran encourages people to shift from their comfort zones and follow their passion.
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