Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is also the executive chairman and founder of the QI group of companies. The company is a multinational conglomerate that is based in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong and operates in over 30 countries. One of Eswaran’s passions includes mentoring entrepreneurs. This led him to establish and become the chair for Quest International University Perak. The university was established in partnership with the local government. The mandate of the institution is to provide quality, affordable and research-based education. The university has over 1600 students from over 31 countries and is the fastest growing institution of learning.
QI group is currently constructing a city that is worth over $300 million. This development will become the headquarters for the institution. Part of the development will include a hospital, retail space, and accommodation.
In 2005, Vijay Eswaran founded the Vijayaratham and Rhythm foundations. The two initiatives are focused on the welfare of children with special needs and on community development. The projects are based in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. One of the main accomplishments of the foundations is the establishment of a school for children with learning disabilities in Malaysia.
Vijay Eswaran is one of the inspirational businessmen since he has a humble beginning. He started out as a taxi driver and is now one of the wealthiest businessmen in Malaysia. He is an accomplished author and has published books that help to shed the light for upcoming businessmen. Some of his publications include Two minutes from the Abyss, in the sphere of silence and 11 pillars of management.
Vijay Eswaran is popular as a philanthropist who is passionate about the needs of children with special needs. He has previously been mentioned in Forbes Heroes Philanthropist list for Asia. His foundations focus mainly on women’s development, disaster relief and providing quality education.