Vijay Eswaran is the co-founder and executive chairman of the QI group of companies. Eswaran co-founded QI group of companies in the year 1998. It is a company with diverse businesses that deals with, logistics, leisure and lifestyle, direct sales and retail, telecommunications, education, property development, telecommunications and luxury and collectables. Vijay graduated from leading universities in the UK and USA. He has worked in big companies like IBM and worked key positions in great companies in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
He decided to start entrepreneurship thus he went back to Asia in the early 90s. In the late 90s, him and other potential entrepreneurs joined and started the QI group of companies to deal with direct selling and training. The company is currently in almost 30 countries with regional offices based in Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Eswaran founded a separate philanthropic arm, the RHYTHM Foundation, from the QI group of company that deals with philanthropy around the world. He has been recognized and awarded a number of times for his humanitarian deeds.
In Business For Home Vijay Eswaran admits that when he started his dream of being an entrepreneur, he had no financial support or any connections that would help him undertake this journey. At that time, the future did not seem bright as Asia was going through an economic crisis which made things even more difficult. Though faced withal these challenges, Eswaran had already decided that come what may, he will be an entrepreneur as he believed he was not destined to make money for someone else.
Vijay believes that just like a sports team, for a business to prosper, it needs to gather its best players, have strategic plans on the way forward and train intensively in order to surpass its opponents. Though a company may have all is needs to succeed, having the right team players is the greatest determinant of all.