Vijay Eswaran is the executive chairman of one of the leading conglomerate companies in Asia, the QI Group of companies. He co-founded this company in 1998 after a stint as a multi-level marketer at Systematics. His hard work and entrepreneurial spirit began early in his life as evidenced by his determination to complete his studies. He paid for his tuition at the London School of Economics by working as a cab driver. That’s where he obtained a degree in Socio-Economics.
The Roots of Success
Vijay then went on to do an MBA in the Southern University, Illinois. His studies provided him a foundation that has helped him to date while running his company. Vijay’s interest in multi-level marketing continued to grow thus leading him to start the QI group.
Vijay’s Vision for QI City
Over the years, Vijay Eswaran has grown the company branching it into various sectors such as education, hospitality, and travel, telecommunications, and media among other fields. The visionary in him has enabled Vijay to prepare an ambitious plan to build QI city. It is anticipated that the city will have residential blocks, a teaching hospital a university among other amenities.
His Philanthropic Work
Vijay Eswaran is also a committed philanthropist who has helped so many in Asia and Africa in disaster relief and education as well as health. Other than that, Vijay has also created the RHYTHM foundation as a subsidiary to QI group and another foundation that was named after his father, the Vijayaratnam. These establishments help a variety of people including children with disabilities.
Vijay Eswaran is married to Umayan Eswaran. He has written various books among them a bestseller, the Sphere of Silence, which was inspired by the time he took a 33-day vow of silence in a monastery. Vijay believes in service to people above oneself. This is one of the values he strives to inculcate in his company. Vijay also believes that challenges are part of success and therefore they should be embraced and overcome.