Co-founder and Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran was awarded the “CEO of the Year 2013″ by the Malaysian Business Advisory Council. What does it take to be awarded this prestigious award and what did Eswaran do to obtain this honor?
Aside from being recognized as a well-known speaker of business practices, he has gained tremendous recognition as a philanthropist. In 2011, Vijay Eswaran established the Quest International University in Perak. When receiving the award he was also credited with many philanthropic activities in Malaysia and abroad.
One of Eswaran’s philanthropic endeavors was to establish the Vijayaratnam Foundation in honor of his Father’s works with local NGOs and organizations offering charitable mentoring to youth groups and the disadvantaged, empowering women and special educational benefits and awards.
At the award dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Vijay Eswaran (BusinessForHome) graciously received the award as the “CEO of the Year 2013″ by recognizing everyone in the QI Group for their contribution and participation in the success of his achievements at QI. The business is a conglomerate which includes telecommunications, luxury and collectibles, education, property development and logistics among many other diversifications.
The awards and recognition didn’t stop at the award dinner. The following year Jiu Jik, a Hong Kong magazine, discussed the emphasis the QI Group’s charitable work that is conducted worldwide through RYTHM Foundation. Later the same year, The Sun, Malaysian daily, discusses QI entry into the motorsports world by the sponsoring of a team in GP2.
You ask where Vijay Eswaran obtained his experience, education and ability to springboard himself and QI Group to these heights?
Eswaran’s completed his education in the UK and the USA. He worked for such US giants as IBM in the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. He worked and adapted many of his management skills from the leaders. It was in the early 1990s Vijay Eswaran decided he wanted to start working on his own entrepreneurship.
This was the birth of QI Group, a multi-business conglomerate. GI has branched out spreading their knowledge and training with regional offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand, with subsidiary companies.
Dr. Eswaran’s talents don’t stop at starting, growing and managing corporations; charitable work, foundations, and organizations, but he has achieved recognition as a best-selling author. Designing, creating and writing a successful book, In the Sphere of Silence, a book translated into many languages on the management of life. Other books were written by Dr. Eswaran, include In The Thinking Zone, 18 Stepping Stones, On the Wings of Thought, and newspaper columns and articles he regularly contributes in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
At his young age, there is no telling what accomplishments rest on the horizon of this amazing person and contributor to a better life for many.