Vijay Eswaran was born in Malaysia, but he moved to England, later in life, where he eventually studied at the London School of Economics. He graduated from the school and then received his MBA from Southern Illinois University in the United States. He worked in many different countries after this but decided to return to Asia, where he created the QI Group in 1998. The group is headquartered in Hong Kong but has expanded into many other countries around the world.
Vijay Eswaran has also published many different books during his lifetime. Some of these include In the Thinking Zone, In the Sphere of Silence, and 11 Pillars of Life Management. His books cover a range of topics including his personal philosophies, business advice, and his photography.
Vijay Eswaran has always believed in the power of networking and also believes in helping others who are in need. He has traveled all over the globe to give motivational speeches to business leaders and students. In 2011, he was honored by Forbes Asia as one of the world’s Heroes of Philanthropy. This is because of the work he has done to help people who need it the most, and he continues to offer a helping hand today.
Before starting up the QI Group, Vijay Eswaran had many other different jobs. He worked as a gas station attendant, cab driver, and even for worked for IBM. He feels like his work is not work, technically, because he loves what he does. He tries to live his life in the moment and believes that the only control a person has over their life is always in the present moment. On top of serving with the QI Group, Eswaran also works with the Rhythm Foundation the Vijayaratnam Foundation, which he founded and named after his loving father.