Dr. Vijay Eswaran is a reputable entrepreneur, motivational speaker and a renowned philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of QI group of companies. This multimillion conglomerate has vast investments that span across many sectors. Founded in 1998, QI has interest in education, hospitality, financial services, direct selling and retail.
The company has operations in over 30 countries run through regional offices that are situated in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand. The goal of this multinational business is to serve as a powerhouse for solutions that fuel entrepreneurial growth and improve urban life as well as revamping the educational sector.
According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran launched his entrepreneur journey with direct selling business. However, as a young businessman, he was confronted with many obstacles including lack of funding and mentorship. Also, at the time of starting his business, the economy of Asia was murky, therefore, many skeptics believed that his business would never flourish. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
Nonetheless, Vijay managed to overcome the setbacks into building a success business empire that has put him on the map as the wealthiest man in Asia. QI continues to expand into more sectors. It’s also investing in telecommunication, logistics and real estate.
As an inspirational speaker and prolific author, Vijay was among the speakers at the 2016 World Economic Forum held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. World leaders converge at this highly profiled annual event to deliberate on future policies and innovations.
The event was themed ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ , and Dr. Vijay talked about ‘Building Mindful Organizations’ on his speech; he highlighted the founding principles of QNET’s parent company. Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran was the only private company from Malaysia that was invited to this prestigious event.
Vijay Eswaran has also donated massively towards philanthropic activities. He runs two foundations that focus on empowering women and youth as well as supports education. In 2011, his charity activities earned him a position on Forbes Asia annual list of Heros of Philanthropy.
Eswaran also won other prestigious awards, which include International Leader in Global Business Strategies award and the lifetime achievement award in Regional Philanthropy.