Vijay Eswaran is a man of many talents. Apart from being the Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies, he is a renowned motivational speaker and has written loads of inspirational books. QI Group of Companies is a giant conglomerate with investments in different sectors of the economy including education, real estate, hospitality, direct selling and retail. The company has its services offered in more than 30 countries.
Vijay earned his degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. He later moved to the United States of America where he worked in corporates before making a return back to Asia. He established a direct selling network in 1998. The firm rapidly grew to become a leading global company.
He believes in the spirit of giving and is famous for founding the RYTHM Foundation, an arm of the QI Group that deals with philanthropic activities around the world. He has also established the Vijayaratnam Foundation, based in Malaysia. It partners with the local charitable organizations to fund and spearhead projects that relate to youth development, the empowerment of women, special education among others.
Eswaran is a talented author and is known for writing the Sphere of Silence, a book that talks about life management. The book has achieved immense success and has been translated into several languages such as Farsi, Bahasa Indonesia and German. Other books written by Eswaran include: “In the Thinking Zone”, “18 Stepping Stones”, “Two Minutes from the Abyss and “On the Wings of Thought”. Apart from being an author, Eswaran has also been a columnist in mainstream news publications.
He believes in the sphere of silence which was introduced to him by his father. Eswaran was born to a Malaysian family that originate from India. He is married to Datin Sri Umayal and lives between various places including London, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia.