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Vijay Eswaran is the founder and current Executive Chairman of the Qi Group.
Vijay is an alumnus of the London School of Economics, where he earned a socio-economic degree in 1984. He then began working for firms in Europe such as a construction firm in Belgium, a cab company in London and a wine industry in France.
While working in the UK, Vijay grew an interest in binary system marketing, prompting him to pursue a CIMA education. Vijay progressed to acquire an MBA in 1986 from the Southern Illinois University. After his tertiary education, Vijay worked for Synaptics in the multilevel marketing field on a contractual agreement.
In 1998, Mr. Eswaran moved back to Asia and co-partnered with the Cosway Group to establish the enterprise that would evolve into the now Qi Group. Qi Group is an e-commerce firm specializing in direct sales, retail, telecommunications, education, lifestyle and leisure, luxury and collectibles, property development, training and conference management, and logistics.
As of 2016, the firm had expanded its business to 30 nations with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia.
Eswaran is a renowned motivational speaker who lectures on a varied number of topics such as business and spirituality. He has spoken on platforms of leading international universities, the World Economic Forum and the Commonwealth Forum at CHOGM.
Vijay has also established the humanitarian organizations, RHYTHM and Vijayaratnam. The foundations are actively involved in providing services and products to companies and citizens of Malaysia, and the international society.
RHYTM Foundation is an affiliate firm of the QI Group that manages the corporate social affairs of its parent company. Vijayaratnam Foundation collaborates with Malaysian based NGOs and other unions to manage projects of child mentoring, youth empowerment, special education and women empowerment.
In 2011, Vijay was enlisted in the annual Forbe’s list of Heroes of Philanthropy.
He recently received the Regional Philanthropy lifetime award for leading the Asian Strategic Leadership Institute in Malaysia at the World Chinese Economic Forum.