Vijay Eswaran was born in Malaysia in 1960. Eswaran attended the London School of Economics in 1984 and attained a Socio-Economics degree. He later went to the UK where he acquired a CIMA certification-Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Eswaran later went to America and did his MBA at the Southern Illinois University. After graduating, Eswaran went to Malaysia and was appointed to Cosway, an MLM Company.
The Establishment of QI Group
In 1998, Vijay Eswaran partnered with Joseph Bismark and established his own business. This was after he had worked several jobs in different countries including a position at IBM. The business that the pair formed was named QI Group and is currently located in Hong Kong.
Establishing the QI Group was a challenging endeavor since Vijay was operating with limited capital and very few business connections. Furthermore, during this time, Asia was going through an economic crisis.
The QI Group is a direct-selling company operating in numerous areas including leisure, logistics, telecommunications, lifestyle, training, education, luxury, property management and development.
Over the years, the QI Group has launched offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. The firm has spread its presence to more than 30 countries using various subsidiaries. The success of the company resulted in annual revenues of approximately $750 million.
Vijay’s Contribution To The Society
In a bid to give back to the society, Vijay shares his knowledge with others through motivational speeches and lectures. His audiences include renowned universities and leadership conferences like the Commonwealth Business Forum and the World Economic Forum. Vijay also spreads his vast knowledge through writing books.
One of his popular books are In the Sphere of Silence. This book addresses life management and has multiple translations. Some of his other best sellers include; 18 Stepping Stones, In the Thinking Zone, and On The Wings of Thought. Vijay also voices his opinion on newspaper columns in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
Awards Earned by Vijay Eswaran
Vijay’s achievements have earned him numerous honors. Vijay was awarded with Dato, a honorary title given by The Sultan of Pahang. Vijay was also awarded the International Excellence in Business Award by the “Global Organization of People of Indian Origin”.
He also got an honorary doctorate from Switzerland’s SMC University. In 2013, he clinched the CEO Of The Year, from the Malaysian Asean Business Advisory Council. He was also identified as the 25th richest man in Malaysia.
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