Vijay Eswaran is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of QI Group of Companies. The e-commerce conglomerate is also the chairperson of QI Group of Companies. He co-founded QI Group in 1998. Eswaran has businesses in telecommunications, leisure, lifestyle, collectibles, education, property development, and logistics. He completed his education in UK and USA having studied in leading universities.
He has recorded an impressive achievement by working for top ranking companies such as IBM. Dr. Eswaran has held responsible positions in Canada, Australia, US, and Europe before he returned to Asia in the beginning of 1990s. This is when he decided to venture in entrepreneurship.
In 1998, Dr. Eswaran led a team of dedicated and like-minded individuals in founding a training and direct sales company the QI Group. This multi-business conglomerate has offices in various regions including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Its presence is found in more than 30 countries where the QI Group has subsidiary companies.
On top of that, Dr. Eswaran is a renowned motivation speaker and presents lectures around the world. He speaks about spirituality and business among other subjects. Dr. Eswaran has spoken at different leading universities and leadership or business forums. For example, he has spoken at Commonwealth Business Forums at CHOGM and World Economic Forum events.
He is also a philanthropist and has established a corporate social responsibly section of the QI Group known as RYTHM Foundation. In 2011, he was featured in Forbes magazine in the annual list of Heros of Philanthropy of that year. In recent times, he obtained a lifetime award presented by Asian Strategic Leadership Institute during the 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum.
At the 18th Malaysian Education Summit, he received the Special Award for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership. The award recognizes the innovation, vision, leadership, as well as the success of Eswaran in bringing rapid growth in Quest International University Perak within the last three years.
The University is a joint venture between Perak state government and QI Group. Dr. Eswaran is a recognized author of bestselling books such as Sphere of Silence. The Sphere of Silence is a book that touches issues about life management, and it has gained a lot of reputation in different countries. The book has been published in multiple languages.
Eswaran has also authored other books such as the On the Wings of Thought, 18 Stepping Stones, and In The Thinking Zone. He has regularly been contributing to newspaper columns in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Eswaran said that when he first started his entrepreneur journey, he had nothing in his favor. He points out that he had no connections, funding, or even family when he ventured into business. No one believed that he would succeed when he started a business because, at that time, Asia was in a terrible economic crisis.