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Vijay Eswaran

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies

Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. He is the
founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies, a multinational
conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur with operations in
more than 30 countries. Eswaran’s passion for mentoring entrepreneurs led him to
establish and chair Quest International University Perak (QIUP) in partnership with
local government in 2011. Mandated to provide quality, research-based, affordable
education, the University is one of the fastest growing in Malaysia, with over 1600
students from 31 different countries as of 2017. QI is currently constructing Qi City, a

$300m development which will serve as new headquarters for QIUP and includes a
hospital, accommodation and retail space. In 2005, he founded the RYTHM and
Vijayaratnam Foundations, with a focus on community development and children
with special needs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Among its many projects, the
Vijayaratnam Foundation established TAARANA, a Malaysian school for
children with learning disabilities.