Vijay Eswaran is a revered entrepreneur, who is behind the success of QI Group. This e-commerce platform ranks as one of the largest conglomerates in the globe. Under Vijay’s transformative leadership, the entity has been able to expand its operations to over 30 countries.
With regional offices in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore, the company has managed to utilize its direct selling model to provide clients with world-class products and services.
Vijay Eswaran is a graduate of the prestigious London School of Economics and the renowned Southern Illinois University where he pursued a degree of social-economics and MBA respectively. He also holds certification from the UK-based Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Eswaran has vast experience in multi-level marketing and direct selling business. After working and studying oversees, he returned to Asia to engage in entrepreneurship.
Vijay contends that when he was starting QI Group, Asia was facing a terrible economic crisis. In addition, he did not have adequate capital and connections. This way, most people believed that the business could not succeed. Despite the shortcomings, the company managed to run as a profitable venture.
Owing to the success of the company, Vijay has been appointed by renowned organizations to serve in various positions. Previously, he rendered his services for the Council of the Quest International University of Malaysia as the chairperson. Presently, the executive is part of Global Business Council and Corporate Malaysia Roundtable’s advisory board. In addition, Eswaran sits on the board of the Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility.
Moreover, Vijay is the recipient of various awards. In 2006, His Royal Highness The Sultan of Pahang gave him the honorary title of “Dato.” In 2011, Global Organization for People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) awarded him the International Excellence in Business Award.
The SMC University in Switzerland honored him with an honorary doctorate in management. The Asean Business Advisory Council of Malaysia presented him with the CEO of the Year award.
The philanthropist has engaged in different community initiatives. To this end, he deemed it fit to establish the Raise Yourself to Help Mankind (RYTHM) Foundation, which serves as the social responsibility unity of the corporation. This corporation has been working with local NGO’s to support various community projects.
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