Vijay Eswaran Has Helped Many People, Including Special Needs Children Empower Themselves
Vijay Eswaran made Forbes Asia’s top heroes of philanthropy list in 2011, an accomplishment well-earned thanks to the work he’s done in the business community and in social activism. Eswaran is the CEO of QI Group, including Q-Net and QStride and is a founding member of RHYTHM Foundation. RHYTHM Foundation is a philanthropic organization whose ideals were founded upon the famous Indian leader, Mahatma Ghandi’s principles. Vijay Eswaran has helped RHYTHM Foundation reach out to young children with special needs, and serve impoverished communities across Asia, helping to fund private schools, libraries, food banks and even host holiday events. They also have engaged in cleanup operations and environmental responsibility endeavors.
Vijay Eswaran is the son of one of Malaysia’s former Minister’s of Labor, and as he traveled around the country as a young boy he saw the impoverished communities on qbuzz.qnet.net and wanted to help them out one day. He would attend the famous London School of Economics at the University of London in the early 1980s, and would work on the side while trying to finish his studies. In between his undergrad and grad school, he worked random jobs from harvesting grapes in France, to driving cabs across Europe. He would eventually finish his MBA at Southern Illinois University and would work with several IT companies.
Vijay Eswaran started becoming interested in multilevel marketing, a profession he knew didn’t have a guaranteed salary and could be demanding at times, but he wanted to run his own business and give others the chance to do the same. He joined an effort in the Philippines in the early 1990s to found the Cosway Group, and in 1998 he and Joseph Bismarck teamed up to start QI Group on weforum.org. QI Group first started selling various consumer products and allowing customers to resell them, and then started other subsidiaries for business analytics and consulting, real estate investments and other holdings. Eswaran also encourages spirituality and personal well-being, and has written books and given lectures on the subject at various universities. He’s also written about how to develop business leaders, and is the author of a best seller titled In The Sphere Of Silence. See: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/