Vijay Eswaran believes that whatever business along with philanthropy initiatives have been done, there is always more that can be done to make them even better. Right now his latest endeavors is to build an environmentally-friendly campus for QI University-Perak, the university that Eswaran’s company QI Group was responsible for cofounding.
The plan for this green campus involves construction of brand new buildings along with a solar and wind-powered transportation system, and the university will have also have retail shops and entertainment venues for the residents there.
Vijay Eswaran is originally from Malaysia and attended university at the London School of Economics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in socieconomics from there and also received a CIMA certification in binary marketing. He went on to complete his MBA at Southern Illinois University and spent several years as a marketing consultant for companies including IBM and Synaptics. In 1998 he returned to Malaysia and began laying the groundwork for a multilevel marketing company he had big plans for. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
Eswaran’s aspirations to start up this new company had a lot of obstacles to overcome including limited access to capital and infrastructure, but he and his partner Joseph Bismarck had the determination to do it.
He started QI Group in Hong Kong and then founded several other corporate offices in Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. QI Group has been helping people start their own businesses through QNet, a direct selling company that sells health and beauty supplies through ecommerce. QI Group also is the founder of Q-Stride, Quex Courier and QI Asset Management.
Vijay Eswaran has written about practicing spiritualism and how listening to others can make people more focused and more apt to practice generosity in life. His books on the subject include “In The Sphere Of Silence,” “On The Wings Of Thought,” and “18 Stepping Stones.” The RYHTM Foundation has also been a passion of Eswaran’s as its helped many people with special needs and also given to religious organizations across Asia.
Eswaran was awarded the Global Indian Meet’s NGI award in 2012 and he has spoken at the World Economic Forum over the last few years.
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