Vijay Eswaran is one of the few people who are very proud of their roots. Instead of investing in America where he has been living for a while, he chose to go back home and invest in a region that would bombard him with very many challenges. He confesses that the establishment of the QI group of companies was a very difficult task.
Merging the direct sales force’s influence and the reach of the internet was not difficult; the biggest question was what product to sell with the marketing force. Eventually they came up with precious metal models and in 1998 acquired the rights to sell commemorative coins in the Asian Olympics. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
The company has now invested in other areas such as hospitality, education, retail, direct selling and financial services. The company has developed many subsidiaries and has opened offices in the UAE. The company has a university whose first students graduated in 2015.
The university situated at Ipoh city is just a temporary set up until they complete the construction of the QI City. It will host the permanent set up as well as a residential block, hostels, shopping centre and a hospital to support the university’s medical programme. Eswaran is committed to ensuring that the company builds a city that is environment friendly and pollution free.
Vijay Eswaran is a member of the Advisory Board of Global Growth Companies and was invited to the World Economic Forum 2016 annual meeting held in Switzerland. He discussed the need for building mindful organizations in support of the fourth industrial revolution in Asia.
He uses QNET’s parent company to illustrate such behaviour in a corporate set up. Eswaran is also recognized for his philanthropic work which has won him the Life Time Achievement awards and a ranking in the Forbes Asia philanthropic heroes of 2011.
QI has helped to establish two foundations that help in matters of education, youth development and women empowerment. According to Qbuzz, Vijay Eswaran is also a business motivational speaker and a best-selling author. He attributes his success to the support of his wife and partners which he claims he could not do without in his career journey.