Vijay Eswaran is proud of a new project that is coming to the city of Ipoh as part of his QI University Perak. QI University Perak is a prominent school that Eswaran’s company, QI Group helped fund in partnership with the Malaysian government in order to establish a multidisciplinary college. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group
Eswaran recently told a contributor to Entrepreneur.com about plans for a new residential and commercial development coming to the university. This development will be known as QI City and will have housing units, shopping outlets, recreational parks and transportation hubs coming to the area. Eswaran is also an advocate of green energy and plans to have solar and wind power in QI City.
Vijay Eswaran is the son of Vijayratnam Saravanamuthu and Pushpavathy Chinnaiah, two parents who worked for the Malaysian government. Vijayratnam was with the national department of labor while Pushpavathy taught at a school. It was their teachings to young Vijay that led to his principles of spiritualism and giving to others instead of using them for gain. Eswaran later honored his father when he started the Vijayratnam Foundation.
Eswaran’s formal education includes earning a bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from SIU. Eswaran didn’t originally plan on entering direct selling and multilevel marketing initially, but he started seeing how other companies such as Amway had started becoming successful in it. So in 1998 he went back to Malaysia and met up with Joseph Bismarck to begin work on QI Group.
He would later move the company’s headquarters to Hong Kong. It was a tough first few years to start this company because the Malaysian and East Asian economy was in turmoil and Eswaran didn’t have a lot of financing options, but his persistence paid off in the long run as he kept it going. Learn more about Sam Tabar: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
Eswaran has seen spiritualism live out in the workplace and has told of his experiences with it in In The Sphere Of Silence and On The Wings Of Thought. He’s spoken about it at various seminars and business forums and has also shared about the difference his philanthropic RYTHM Foundation has made in the local community.
He has also called for the rest of the world leaders to pay attention to the Asian economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.