Vijay Eswaran is the Executive chairman of QI group of companies, which he co-founded in 1998. The QI Group is a multinational e-commerce business that covers six business areas. These are telecommunications, luxury and collectibles, lifestyle and leisure, property development, training and conference management and e-commerce-based retail and direct sales. Recently, the group ventured into education by establishing a university in Malaysia.

The conglomerate has regional offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Philippines as well as subsidiary companies in close to 30 countries. Under Dr. Eswaran’s leadership, the business has grown tremendously and has a customer base of more than 5 million spread across nearly 120 countries.


In addition to being an established entrepreneur, Vijay Eswaran is also a distinguished international motivational speaker.

He lectures globally on various subjects including business and spirituality. He has spoken at various leading universities as well as several leadership forums including Commonwealth Business Forums at CHOGM. Vijay is also a renowned an author and has published several books. His latest book is titled Two Minutes From The Abyss, which was published in 2016.

He is also a regular contributor to newspaper columns in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Dr. Eswaran also serves as the Chairman, University Council of Quest International University Perak (QIUP). He holds an MBA from the Southern Illinois University and a socio-economic degree from the London School of Economics.


Vijay Eswaran is a generous philanthropist who believes in giving back to the community. He established RYTHM Foundation, a corporate sector of the QI group, which is involved in charitable activities worldwide. He also established Vijayaratnam Foundation in Malaysia, in his father’s honor. This is a local branch of RYTHM Foundation that collaborates with local NGOs as well as other charitable organizations on several community projects such as child mentoring, women empowerment, youth development and special education. Read more: Vijay Eswaran – Philanthropies and Vijay Eswaran | Professional Profile – LinkedIn

Awards and Recognitions

Due to his charitable initiatives, Eswaran was listed in Forbes Asia’s annual list of Heros of Philanthropy in 2011 and he recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Regional Philanthropy at 3rd Chinese World Economic Forum.

Other awards include International Leader in Global Business Strategies from the Global Organisation for People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) and recently he received the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Entrepreneurship.

With his entrepreneurial skills and wealth of experience, Vijay continues to steer the QI group of companies to great heights. He is indisputably a global business leader and a prominent philanthropist who continues to impact the society positively.

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