Vijay Eswaran is a businessman who lives and works in Hong Kong. He was born in Malaysia in 1960 and graduated from both Southern Illinois University and the London School Of Economics. Early on in his professional career, he learned about multilevel marketing and decided to open a business in this expanding industry. This company is QI Group of Companies and he has been its executive chairman for many years.
His company is multinational in scope. It sells products and services in over 30 countries and is in multiple industries such as real estate, hospitality, education, apparel, retail. Vijay Eswaran also has created a number of subsidiaries of QI Group such as Green Venture Capital. This subsidiary is building a nearly RM $1.2 billion real estate project in Bandar Meru Raya which will include both residential and commercial property.
He is also an accomplished author who has written five books. In these books, he writes about his life, spiritualism, and business philosophies. The first book he wrote was, “In The Sphere of Silence” which goes into the benefits of spending an hour each morning in quiet reflection. Vijay Eswaran is an avid photographer and so released a collection of the pictures he has taken over the years titled, “On the Wings of Thought”.
Vijay Eswaran also believes in being socially responsible. He as created a number of nonprofit organizations over the years with the focus on children and education. He says that his father taught him about “Service above self” which has been a guiding principle in his life. He uses this philosophy in his businesses, personal life, and philanthropy. He opened one of his nonprofits in his native Malaysia which is Vijayaratnam Foundations which educates children coming from impoverished families. This nonprofit resulted in his being named to the 2011 Heroes of Philanthropy list.