Vijay Eswaran is a renowned leader in entrepreneurship and philanthropic activities. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in socio-economics from London School of Economics. He also attended the Southern Illinois University for a Master’s in Business Administration. He was born in Penang and spent most of his children in different countries because of his parents’ work. Since completion of his education, he has served different markets in search of employment. His introduction to binary system was the turning point of his life which enabled him to work in information systems for various companies in Asia.
Vijay Eswaran is the founder and executive chairman of QI Group of Companies whose headquarter is in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. It also consists of branches in more than thirty countries worldwide. The business deals in investments for different fields such as hospitality, retail, real estate and education. Initially, Vijay Eswaran had established a company known as QNET which majored in direct selling network and e-commerce. The company grew to be the best in Philippines during the Asian Financial Crisis.
In addition, Vijay Eswaran is a writer and a motivational speaker who has had several of his books published. In his writing, he has several philosophies which has enabled him to acquire the level of success he has now. It also educates people especially on leadership. To begin with, his philosophy of fear says that, fear could either be a motivation to success or something that will hold one back. It enables an opportunity grabber to grow one self. With willingness and courage, one can expand their life.
Furthermore, in his book Two Minutes from the Abyss, he says that two things are important in leadership, which he summarizes them to Care of employee and customers, Clear vision in business, Upholding Core values in the business, Commitment to growth of the employees and Creating a will to sacrifice are the key to being a great leader. In conclusion, he is a philanthropist who has mentored various entrepreneurs while founding charity organizations such as the RHYTHM, which cater for education and well being of children with special needs among others.