The Malaysian writer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Vijay Eswaran is the founder of the QI Group of Companies, where he serves as the Executive Chairman. A multinational force, the Group’s business interest is diverse, including direct selling, education, hospitality, and real estate.
The QI Group of Companies has regional offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines and subsidiary firms in nearly 30 countries. The six main lines of business of the Group are diversified into luxury, Lifestyle & leisure, property development &management, training and education, logistics, as well as online retail & direct sales. The QI Group’s constant evolution has seen it open up spa resorts and boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey.
In 2011, the QI Group ventured into the education sector, by partnering with the State Government of Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia – giving birth to the Quest International University.
While in a London University, Vijay Eswaran worked a couple of part-time jobs to fund his economics degree. He would later leave London, relocate to the United States for a couple of years where he worked in Corporate America, before his return to Asia during the early 1990s. He started a direct selling network in 1998 which experienced tremendous growth in a few years to become one of the leading companies in Africa, South-East Asia, and the Middle East. In only 20 years, Eswaran’s network has trained and empowered more than one million upcoming entrepreneurs across the most robust and esteemed emerging markets all over the world.
Vijay Eswaran has a deep passion for mentoring entrepreneurs, and that’s how RHYTHM and Vijayaratnam Foundations were born. These foundations work with disadvantaged communities in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The renowned speaker on issues such as spirituality, mindfulness, and leadership is also the founder and chairman of the Malaysian, Quest International University Perak.