Eswaran is a Malaysian 56-year-old businessman with Indian roots. He worked for and with the Malaysian Ministry of Labor. He has been through a lot of ups and down in life having started from the bottom. He even at some point worked at a construction site in Belgium after graduating from the London School of Economics.
He also worked in France and London having done blue-collar jobs. He did further studies in London taking binary system marketing, and qualified from CIMA then did an MBA in the Southern Illinois University. He then went back to Malaysia.
The next thing he did is getting into a business that had great fortunes. He formed the QI group, a company that was to market brands and it quickly grew and expanded. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
Today it has majored in some particular trade promotions like travel, media, telecommunications, wellness, luxury products, training and corporate investments. It is an e-commerce group that has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and off course Malaysia. It has branches in other ten countries too.
Vijay also gives talks and writes books of different kinds and directed to different audiences, scholars and businesspeople. He has delivered many speeches at management conferences and business forums in India and the World Economic Forum.
The books that he has published are like, In the Sphere of Silence published in the year 2005. The book touches on his life and the way he views management together with how he starts his day with an hour of silence.
Another book is, In the Thinking Zone that reflects on his life and thoughts released in the year 2008. He has an interactive program with the people called the Thought of the Day program. Other books are 18 Stepping Stones, On the Wings of Thought and Two Minutes From the Abyss. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qbuzz.qnet.net/blog/2011/06/27/vijay-eswaran-in-forbes-philanthropy-heroes-list/
Vijay Eswaran is generous too and has contributed in one way or another in ensuring that people of Malaysia are helped and mentored. He has the Vijayaratnam Foundation named after the father, and he has community programs that make donations to charities and directly to the people.
Due to the good work that he does he has been recognized and praised. He was named among the 50 richest Malaysians as the 25th. He was awarded the New Global Indian in 2012.