Vijay is the founder of the multi-million business, QI Group. As the executive chairman of the corporation, he has been heavily involved in expanding its operations. The success of the company is anchored on the management experience of Vijay Eswaran and Joseph Bismark, who is the managing director and co-founder of the corporation.
His vast experience has helped him to steer the company towards investing in different sectors of the economy, including education and training, logistics, luxury, lifestyle, telecommunication, development and management of properties, and hospitality.
For a long time, the Malaysian-born entrepreneur worked and studied in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has a degree in socio-economics and an MBA from the esteemed London School of Economics and Southern Illinois University respectively. In addition, he holds CIMA certification from the United Kingdom. CIMA stands for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
While he was working abroad, a colleague told him about the success of multi-level marketing (MLM). When he returned home, he was employed by Cosway’s, a leading MLM corporation, to expand its operations. Vijay contends that the direct selling model of business was the ideal channel for their business.
The executive has been a recipient of various honors. In 2006, His Royal Highness The Sultan of Pahang presented Vijay with the honorary title of “Dato.” In 2011, the Global Organization for People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) honored him with the International Excellence in Business award.
In addition, the SMC University in Switzerland recognized him with honorary doctorate in management. In 2013, he was named the Chief Executive Officer of the Year by the Asean Business Advisory Council of Malaysia. In the same year, Forbes Asia named him as the 25th richest entrepreneur in Malaysia. In 2014, ASLI honored him with a special award for education entrepreneurship.
Vijay has been passionate about giving back to the society. Over the years, he has participated in different community initiative. Eswaran is the brain behind RYTHM (Raise Yourself to Help Mankind) Foundation (RF). This organization serves as the social responsibility arm of QI Group. Later, he founded Vijayaratnam Foundation (VF) in honor of his father.
Vijay’s father was also a philanthropist. VF is the Malaysian chapter of the corporation. These foundations zeroes in on arts and culture, community development, environment and education.