Vijay Eswaran, a well-known entrepreneur, was born in Penang, Malaysia. He founded a direct sales company, the QI Group of Companies, where he is currently the Executive Chairman and has affiliates in thirty countries. QI manages investments in education, hospitality, retail and real estate and employs 1500 people. Its headquarters is in Hong Kong, where Vijay lives. His company thrives on high values and ethics.
Even though Asia was in the middle of a serious economic crisis, Vijay was able to build a prominent, growing company. The key to his success is his personal philosophy of keeping a positive attitude, even though the world around you may be falling apart. He did this by:
- Accepting failure as part of growing
- A clear plan for achieving success
- Pushing through obstacles encountered
- Staying motivated in every aspect of the business
- Having an “anyone can be successful” attitude
His personal philosophy spilled over into his business philosophy, which also made him successful globally.
Vijay is not only a great businessman, but a giving man. He gives ten percent of the company’s profits to charities. He founded the RHYTHM and Vijayaratnam Foundation in 2005, that helps children with special needs in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Also, a school was created for Malaysian children who have learning disabilities.
Along with his business capabilities, he is an author of several books. He feels his greatest gift is his motivational talks. He mentors other entrepreneurs and provides motivational training for thousands who attend his seminars. His books include business tips, developing personally¸ managing life and being a great leader. He also loves to read books. In a Forbes tweet he said, “When I read a book, it allows me to walk into another person’s mind.” He feels that reading is a luxury.
In recognition of his accomplishments, he has received countless awards for business and is in the top fifty of Asia’s contributors to charities. Vijay Eswaran is a humble man and loves people. With his positive and giving attitude, his successes will continue for years to come.