Today, Vijay Eswaran is one of Malaysia’s top serial entrepreneurs and top philosophical writers. He is the co-founder and current Executive Chairman of global business entity QI Group based in Hong Kong.
Vijay Eswaran’s education and business career
Mr. Eswaran graduated in 1984 with a Socio-economics degree from the London School of Economics. After a year of doing various jobs around Europe including construction, he landed a job in binary system marketing. With this job, he went ahead and claimed the CIMA professional qualification. This was the beginning of this QI Group executive chairman. In 1986, he graduated from the Southern Illinois University with an MBA.
Vijay Eswaran returned to Malaysia in 1998 and co-founded QI Group. QI Group is an e-commerce multilevel marketing company that focuses on media, travel, luxury products, wellness and corporate investments. Under Vijay Eswaran’s leadership, the QI Group has grown to become a global conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong with regional offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Currently, Mr. Eswaran and his QI Group are putting up a RM 1.2 billion Qi City. This project located in Bandar Meru Raya will have residential and commercial units.
Eswaran, the author and philanthropist
Apart from business, Vijay Eswaran has also made a name for himself as an author. He published “In the Sphere of Silence”, his first book in 2005. In this book, he generally talks about his personal philosophy and habits. In addition to that, he talks about his life management strategies and why he has an hour of silence every morning before anything else. In “Thinking Zone”, his second book was published in May 2008. This book focuses on his life reflections and collection of thoughts. “18 Stepping Stones“, his third book was published in 2010. He then published and released his personal photography collection book in 2011. Recently, Eswaran has released other books like”Two Minutes from the Abyss”, “3 ways that Fear drives Success” and “The Stages of Change”. Most of his recent books are a blend of philosophy and business. Philanthropically, he founded and funds the Vijayaratnam Foundation. Through his company, he also founded Rhythm Foundation to promote QI Group’s corporate social responsibility.