Vijay Eswaran is seeing what the effects of technological change in the workplace climate are doing, and he often speaks on how entrepreneurship in the Asian business community is doing with this. He attended the Concordia Summit in New York this last fall in which he brought up the need to keep updating university curriculums to make sure students have the correct training for their respective industries. Eswaran and his holding company, QI Group Ltd. own a stake in a Malaysian college known as QI University. He also spoke on how more women were becoming business leaders, but he still believes there is a lot more work to do on that front.
Vijay Eswaran is Malaysian-born but also has family history in India. He graduated in 1986 with an MBA from Southern Illinois University, and then 12 years later cofounded QI Group Ltd. The key company QI manages is QNet, a direct selling and network marketing organization. Eswaran chose this business model because people who know how to make sales can earn commissions on their own selling QNet products and using their own sales strategies. He also opened up several other businesses including QI Lifestyle and a finance and investment firm known as QI Asset Management.
Vijay Eswaran is not only a business executive, but he also writes books and blogs on spiritualism. He believes having a spiritual routine and following certain dieting rituals to have the right mindset and discipline when he arrives at the office. Eswaran wrote about this in his books “In the Sphere of Silence” and “18 Stepping Stones.” Vijay Eswaran has also closely embraces his father Vijayratnam’s principles of generosity and sacrifice, and as a philanthropist he’s even named a foundation in his honor that supports special needs children programs, environmental issues and educational resources for poorer communities. In addition to the Concordia Summit, he’s been an honorary speaker at the World Economic Forum, and the Prime Minister of India invited him to speak at the 2012 6th Pravasi Divas.