Vijay Eswaran: Innovator in E-Commerce and Philanthropy

Born in Penang, Malaysia, Vijay Eswaran was raised with a passion for business and charity. He has pioneered countless developments in the field of e-commerce and marketing, most notably through the QI Group.

As a co-founder and its Executive Chairman, Eswaran continues advancing the fields of luxury goods, health and wellness technology, media and telecommunications, and travel. Eswaran, inspired by his father, uses many of his gains to assist in community outreach and motivational speaking.

Currently, the QI Group has permanent locations in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, with affiliate branches in 30 different countries. In addition to directing its marketing developments, Eswaran also leads QI in numerous philanthropic goals. The RYTHM Foundation, a branch of the QI Group, was founded in order to give back to the community. Its main missions involve mentoring and outreach programs, focusing on special education, the advancement of women, and mentoring youth.

Vijay Eswaran is well recognized in his circles as an accomplished businessman. He received the New Global Indian award for philanthropy and business excellence in 2012, and ranked as one of Malaysia’s 50 richest individuals in 2013 by Forbes Asia. Eswaran also received the World Chinese Economic Forum’s award for lifetime achievement for the RYTHM Foundation’s contributions to the community.

In addition to being his entrepreneurship and philanthropy Eswaran is also an accomplished author and photographer. He has released five books to date, including Sphere of Silence, detailing his methods for achieving success, and On the Wings of Thought, a compilation of his photography.