Being featured and ranked in the world’s top publications like Forbes is a big deal for most people in business. For Dr. Vijay Eswaran, it has been a long journey of hard work and not giving up despite numerous challenges along the way. Starting as a taxi driver, he has risen to become the founder and Executive Chairman of Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies.
Vijay Eswaran heads a conglomerate made up of various companies specializing in areas such as hospitality, education, direct sales and e-commerce, property development and management and logistics. QNET, which uses a unique combination of traditional methods of direct selling and e-commerce, was Eswaran’s first establishment in 1998 and has since given birth to several other subsidiaries. Through the subsidiary companies, QI has operations in 10 Countries. He founded the Quest International University (QIU) to help raise and equip upcoming entrepreneurs with market-relevant skills. He plays a significant mentorship role in the institution to date as the chairman.
He also has a passion for philanthropy and has been featured in the Forbes heroes list due to his charity work through the RYTHM Foundation. Through the foundation, he has established a learning facility for children with special needs. Vijay Eswaran graduated from Southern Illinois University with an MBA. He also has a degree in socio-economics from the London School of Economics. He is a refined speaker and author with many a number of publications to his name. He frequently features as a speaker in many leadership forums such as World Economic Forum among others.
Vijay Eswaran has been recognized through a number of awards in the business world. In 2013, he received the CEO of the year award from ASEAN Business Advisory Council, the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and the ‘Special Award for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership’ at the in 2014 among others.