Hailing from Malaysia, Vijay Eswaran is a man of many talents. He is an entrepreneur, an author, and a world-renowned philanthropist. As a businessman, he is the founder and the executive chairperson of the QI Group of Companies, one of the biggest conglomerates with its presence in over 30 countries and operating in diverse markets such as retail, real estate, education, hospitality, and direct selling.
Vijay Eswaran is a truly self-made individual. After getting his early education from Malaysia, Vijay Eswaran earned a degree in Economics from the University of Education in London. He financed his education by working all kinds of odd jobs along with his studies. Once equipped with a degree, Vijay Eswaran moved to the US where he worked in the corporate sector for a few years. Here he put his formal education to the test and gained the experience that later helped him create his massive business back in his home country of Malaysia. Upon returning back to Asia, Vijay Eswaran set up a business in direct selling. Through his skill and relentless drive, the company went from its humble beginnings as a small business to a leader in South-East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Aside from his business ventures, which are many and varied, Eswaran has helped train and empower aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the world. His mentoring of young people has been his way of giving back to society. But his charity extends far beyond the training of entrepreneurs. His foundations help support education, empower young people and women, provide rescue and relief in disaster-stricken areas, and support arts and culture at various levels.
Eswaran is an overall exceptional businessman, a capable academic, and a humanitarian at heart. His struggles in life have reaped great results, and all the challenges he has faced have only made him a stronger individual.