Hometown Journey

Vijay Eswaran taking entrepreneurship to another level

Vijay Eswaran is a personality that is larger than life as he is the co-founder as well as Executive chairman of Qi. The group which was founded in 1998 is based on e-commerce and a number of diversified interests such as lifestyle, education, real estate, luxury as well as collectibles. These are a few notable ventures he and his company have embarked on, but his appetite and ability to increase his footprint has spilled in other businesses as well. His vast wealth can be compared to his immense education levels as he has completed his higher education in some of the most prestigious universities in the U.K and the United States.

He returned to Asia in the early 90s with all the experience he had gathered abroad and embarked on the path of becoming an entrepreneur. It was then that in the year 1998 he met a team of like-minded people that started a training and direct sales firm that today is one of the largest multi-business corporations in Asia. In its eighteenth year, Qi Group has offices in the most strategic business environments that include Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore as well as Thailand. Globally, it has expanded into thirty countries through subsidiaries.

Vijay Eswaran is not only about business but has a passion for philanthropy. He established RHYTHM Foundation a CSR initiative of the Qi Group that deals solely with philanthropic activities not only in Malaysia but across the globe. One would think having one arm of the company to give back to the community is enough, but he has two the other being in his father’s honor. This particular one works with the local communities and aims at mentoring children, women empowerment as well as educational projects. Because of this, he has been included in the Forbes list that recognizes heroes in the field of philanthropy.

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