Dr. Vijay Eswaran is an entrepreneur and author with an international recognition due to his work although he grew up in Malaysia. Eswaran studied in the United States of America and England, but he has lived in many countries including Canada and Australia to name but a few. During his youthful years, Vijay once worked as a van driver, and a gas station attendant and these jobs positively shaped his destiny. The London School of Economics graduate was born in 1960. He graduated from London University with a bachelor’s of Science degree and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. After his graduation, he started looking for odd jobs like in the farmlands to make ends meet before moving to America.
Vijay lived in America for seven years working with IBM where he learned about online business. He joined IBM at twenty-eight years that means he discovered about the power of sales while still young. The experience at IBM prompted Vijay to start his own company that would address online commerce in a detailed manner. After leaving IBM armed with online commerce experience, Vijay Eswaran started QI Group in 1998. The Hong Kong-based company has other offices located in Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, and some other Southern Asia cities. The company specializes in education, medicine, telecommunication, and online sales.
Just like many entrepreneurs, Vijay Eswaran participates in supporting charities and other community-based activities. Forbes Asia named him the Hero of Philosophy by in 2011 because of his efforts in philanthropy. Vijay is a motivational speaker and travels across the world to share his personal and business principles in different international fora. He has written various non-fiction books touching on careers and relationships management among other topics. One of his books contains the educative photographs he has taken for many years, and another one outlines the importance of mindfulness in day-to-day life.