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Vijay Eswaran, from an Executive at IBM to an Entrepreneur


Vijay Eswaran is the founding partner of the electronic commerce based conglomerate, QI Group, which consists of businesses in telecommunications, retail, education, lifestyle and leisure, conference management, luxury collectables, logistics, and property development. Mr. Eswaran is involved in the company’s operations at QI Group of Companies as the Executive Chairman.

Vijay Eswaran went for his higher education in some of the top institutions in the US and the Uk and also prides himself for working in some of the top ranking companies such as the IBM, where he had responsible positions in their offices in Canada, US, Australia, and Europe. He returned to Asia in the early 1990s to pursue entrepreneurship.

It was in 1998, where Vijay Eswaran collaborated with a group of people who shared in his vision and together they started QI Group as a direct selling and training enterprise. Currently, the company has expanded and has established offices in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Additionally, it has a presence in about 30 countries through the subsidiary companies it has created in these countries.

Vijay Eswaran is not only recognized for his successes in entrepreneurship, but also as a motivational speaker. He has been invited for several lectures all over the world on various subjects touching on business and spirituality. Some have been at universities, and leadership forums, the likes of Commonwealth Business Forums, World Economic Forums, among others. He is also an author and has written books such as Sphere of Silence, On the Wings of Thought, to mention few.

He has also had numerous engagements of philanthropy. Vijay Eswaran started the RYTHM Foundation which is the charity arm of QI. Vijay Eswaran also founded the Vijayaratnam Foundation which partners with NGOs as well as other charity organizations on projects of special education, child mentoring, women empowerment and youth development. In 2011, Vijay Eswaran was on the Forbes list of Heroes of Philanthropy in Asia