Vijay Eswaran is a renowned entrepreneur, author and a philanthropist from Malaysia. He is the current executive chairman and the founder of QI Group of Companies. He has shown interest and even invested in real estate, institutional ventures, trade, hospitality and retail in over 30 countries. He managed to take himself through college by working part-time in London and eventually graduated with a degree in economics. After college he went to the US to work for Corporate America, in the 1990s he came back to Asia and 1998 he created a network that grew faster to being the largest market leaders in South – Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Vijay Eswaran’s company has gone a long way in training and empowering many entrepreneurs in the most challenging markets of today. On September 2018, he spoke on World Economic Forum about Gender Parity. From his speech, he advocates for women to have a huge role in the East Asian and the Indian markets. He also spoke on the role of education in entrepreneurship and business in general.
Vijay Eswaran observes that there are a lot of flaws in Asian colleges and universities. To help the situation, through his company, he had envisioned building a university which has enabled them to reach out and change many people. He also advised the attendees to try and minimize the gender gap in the workforce all in both non-traditional and traditional activities.
Vijay Eswaran is a visionary and in five mutes in Entrepreneur Middle East, he gives his story of success but what is captivating is his future plans. After achievement of building the QUIP (Quest International University Perak) Malaysia, he is focusing on establishing an IQ city that in it is a teaching hospital, a shopping complex, a park, the university and the students’ hostels, which he calls it Harvard of the East.
Vijay Eswaran is a charismatic leader who has learned to embrace challenges to create success. Business just like any job he believes, needs hard work, determination, lots of dedication, and having the right team for it to bear fruits.