Vijay Eswaran

Executive Chairman, QI Group

Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, speaker and author. He is also Chairman of the University Council of Quest International University in Malaysia. A proponent of value-based leadership, Vijay Eswaran has ensured the QI Group adheres to sustainable practices in business, making a positive impact in the communities it operates in. A 2011 honouree of the Forbes Asia annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy, he has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Regional Philanthropy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Asean community. Vijay established the RYTHM Foundation that focuses on contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Gender Equality, Quality Education and Sustainable Community Development. Vijay is a contributing author to Thrive Global and Good Men Project. Awards and honours include Special Award for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership at 18th Malaysian Education Summit; Malaysian Business Awards CEO, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Entrepreneurship; Conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Economics and Global Business by Pannasastra University, Cambodia in 2016.