Entrepreneur, philanthropist. Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies. Chairman, University Council of Quest International University, Malaysia. Established the RYTHM and the Vijayaratnam Foundation; the foundations work with local and international NGOs and organizations on community development and well-being, education for special needs children, and women’s empowerment. International speaker and author of six books, the latest titled “Two Minutes From The Abyss” (2016). Awards and honours include: International Leader in Global Business Strategies, Global Organisation for People of Indian Origin (GOPIO); Special Award for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership, 18th Malaysian Education Summit; Malaysian Business Awards CEO, ASEAN Business Advisory Council; Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Entrepreneurship (2016); Honorary Doctorate in Economics and Global Business, Pannasastra University, Cambodia (2016); listed in Forbes Asia’s list of Heroes of Philanthropy; Lifetime Achievement Award in Regional Philanthropy, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the Global Champions.