Vijay Eswaran is the current group chairman and founder of the QI group of companies. He was born in Penang on 7 October 1960 and later moved to the UK for an education where he graduated from the London School of Economics with a socioeconomic degree.
As a champion for academic excellence, he kept his hunger for more qualifications alive receiving professional accreditation from the professional body CIMA (UK) after which he moved to the US and studied for his MBA at the Southern Illinois University. Vijay joined Synaptics a computer hardware developer and became very interested in multi level marketing marking the beginning of a long and very prosperous career in that field.
In 1998 after returning to his home country Malaysia he started a company that primarily dealt with multilevel marketing this was later to grow into what is now the QI group of companies a very dynamic and successful conglomerate with returns of over 750 million dollars as of the last financial year.
They have interest in various sectors which include retail, travel & hospitality, financial services & corporate investments, education, media, telecommunication and much more. These businesses are spread in over 20 countries. Read more: Vijay Eswaran | Professional Profile – LinkedIn
Vijay Eswaran has been recognized for his business acumen and management excellence by various organizations and has gone on to win various awards as a result they include the Lifetime Regional Philanthropy award a reward given by the Malaysian prime minister that recognized his philanthropic efforts geared towards the uplifting of human life through community development programs as well as mentor ship programs for young people through his very own Vijayaratnam Foundation.
He also initiated the RYTHM Foundation a CSR branch of the QI group which focuses on all other countries that his companies operate in.
In 2013 the same year which he won the Malaysian CEO of the year Forbes magazine named him as the 25th richest person in Malaysia.
Vijay Eswaran is an author with four books published between the years 2005 and today he also has one more dedicated to a collection of his photography titled “On the Wings of Thought.’
He has made various speaking appearances mostly on management and business development at the World economic forum as well as the 6th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in India.He continues to be a firm believer of disruptive business trends and their endless potential.
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