The name Vijay Eswaran is affiliated with the QI Group. Born in Penang, Malaysia, in 1960, Vijay enrolled in the renowned London School of Economics to pursue his studies in socio-economics. Later, he obtained the professionally revered CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) certification.
He then flew to the United States, where he joined the esteemed Southern Illinois University to study for his master’s in business administration (MBA). Vijay recalls that while he was working, a colleague introduced him to multi-level marketing (MLM). After completing his master’s degree, he went back to Malaysia. Here, he secured a job with a respected MLM corporation, Cosway’s. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016
Notably, the shrewd entrepreneur worked for several companies, including IBM, in high-profile jobs. In 1998, Joseph Bismark partnered with Vijay to incorporate QI group. After being in operation for a while, they decided to establish regional offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
Vijay Eswaran posits that when he was establishing the business, Asia was experiencing the effects of the prevailing economic crisis. To this end, Vijay did not have adequate connections and capital outlay. The company has been investing in various industries, including logistics, telecommunication, property development, education and training, luxury, and leisure and lifestyle.
Over the years, Eswaran has been sharing his career journey with the public. As a motivational speaker, Vijay has been attending different forums to inspire, encourage and motivate people to believe in the beauty of their dreams.
His topics centers on spirituality and business. Mostly, the entrepreneur attends various universities and leadership conferences to share his knowledge on different topics. Vijay has spoken at the respected World Economic Forum. He has also delivered his speeches at the Commonwealth Business Forums at CHOGM.
In addition, Vijay has written different inspirational books, including “On the Wings of Thought,” “18 Stepping Stones” and “In the Thinking Zone.”
Owing to his vast experience and skill set, different companies have appointed Vijay to hold different positions. In the past, Eswaran has rendered his services for the Council of the Quest International University of Malaysia as the chairperson.
Presently, he sits on the advisory board of the Corporate Malaysia Roundtable and the Global Business Council. Moreover, Vijay is an active member of the renowned Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility.