Vijay Eswaran, the Executive Chairman and co-founder of the QI Group of Companies was born in Penang on 7th October 1960. His biggest achievement is The QI Group, founded in 1998, it is a multi-national e-commerce based conglomerate with dynamic range of businesses diversified into telecommunications, retails, direct sales, collectibles, education, leisure, luxury, lifestyle, training and conference management, logistics and property development.
Receiving his higher education from top-notch schools in USA and UK, Eswaran has a record of holding important positions in the leading companies like IBM, in different parts of the world like Canada, Australia, US and Europe before making his way back to Asia in 90’S. It was then, he took the decision to be an entrepreneur.
In 1998, he and his team of talented individuals started a training and direct selling company, that we all know today as a multi-business company, the QI Group. The company now has a presence through large number of subsidiary companies in around 30 countries and also has regional offices in Thailand, Singapore, HongKong and Malaysia.
Not only is Vijay Eswaran, a successful business man but is also a widely respected and known motivational speaker. He can literally speak on any subject varying from business to spirituality. He has spoken in top leadership forums such as Commonwealth business and world economic forum and has also attended leading business and managements schools.
The CSR department of the QI Group known as the RYTHM Foundation is involved in charitable activities in different parts of the world. He has also established Vijayaratnam Foundation, in the loving memory of his father. This organization works with local charitable firms and NGOs on projects like women empowerment, special education and child mentoring. Forbes list of Heros of Philantrophy has named him in their annual list of 2011. He has recently also won the lifetime achievement award in philanthropy by a leadership institute in Malaysia.