Philanthropist, Arthur and Malaysian Entrepreneur are just a few descriptions of Vijay Eswaran. Vijay is the Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies. The QI Group of Companies, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong and is a multinational conglomerate. Mr. Eswaran is the founder of Qi Group of Companies and their operations reach more than 30 countries on this planet.
Vijay is a product of a very well-educated Indian family and he was born in Penang, Malaysia. His modest beginnings started as him working as a Taxi Cab driver. He use the money from his Driver’s job to help finance his college education and management and accounting. He received his education in Illinois and London. Later, he transferred into the role of Information Systems Engineer for several companies such as IBM. As an Information Systems Engineer, he worked in Southeast Asia and North America for several years.
Vijay formulated a direct selling network in the Philippines as a result of the 1998 Financial Asian Crisis. His direct selling network is a revolutionary combination of e-commerce and direct selling, which later became QNET. In a short 12 months, QNET emerged as the leader in the Philippines and later in a few Southeast Asian markets. QNET served as a support system for a growing entrepreneurs network. QNET emerged as the direct selling network leader (mid-2000s) in the Middle East, which fostered their expansion to Africa.
Vijay Eswaran formulated the QI Group Of Companies to watch a myriad amount of Investments which include: hospitality, education, real estate in retail. Vijay diverse business interests has fostered a value based leadership and Vijay is more than happy to devote 10% of the profits to philanthropy. Vijay Eswaran, has 1500 employees working for the group. In addition, Mr. Eswaran has empowered and trained one million plus entrepreneurs. Further, these entrepreneurs came from some of the hardest and prominent emerging markets.