Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian businessman, currently serving as the Executive Chairman of the QI Group headquartered in Hong Kong. The Q1 Group was established in 1998 and includes businesses in e-commerce, hospitality, retail and financial services. Vijay is also a philanthropist, author, and motivational speaker who lectures around the world on a wide variety of topics.
LIfetime Achievement Award for Regional Philanthropy from WCEF
International Business Excellence award from GOPIO
Listed in Forbes Asia annual Heroes of Philanthropy 2011
Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2012
NGI Excellence Award for Business Leadership & Philanthropy
Malaysian Business Awards (MBA) CEO of the Year 2013
As an author, Vijay Eswaran also has experienced success. He has found benefits in silence and practices having an hour of silence each morning. This practice started when he spent time as a lay monk with Franciscan monks. Though difficult at first he later found the importance of this practice and said it is life changing.
Vijay Eswaran also has written three other books, In The Thinking Zone, 18 Stepping Stones and On the Wings of Thought.