Vijay Eswaran founded the company that would grow to become QI Group in 1998 and is now the Executive VP of one of the largest companies in his industry. QI Group offers many different products in multiple business sectors such as financial services, direct selling, hospitality, and education. While business and being an entrepreneur is important to Vijay Eswaran, he is also engaged in many philanthropical efforts.
To Vijay Eswaran, education is one of the most important things that someone can do for themselves. Unfortunately, he does not think that the higher education systems in East Asia and other areas are providing their students with the relevant education that they will need in their careers. The world changes quickly and they are not keeping their curriculum up to date with what students will need to know. This is why he is so excited about the University that his company opened in Malaysia.
Currently, Vijay Eswaran’s University is operating out of a temporary location in Ipoh City but he and QI Group have much bigger plans for his future. Eventually, he hopes to be able to create QI City which will be a completely environmentally friendly city that will include many amenities and services. Along with housing a permanent campus for the University, it will also include a teaching hospital, park, shopping, and a residential area. While Vijay Eswaran knows that this task will take years to complete, he and QI Group are motivated to make it happen.
Vijay Eswaran operates his company as if it was a sports team. He knows that along with good management, he also needs good players to grow the company. In order to encourage people to work hard, his team must be a success instead of just the company itself. His beginnings were humble and he won’t let himself forget that.