Charitable organizations primarily rely on donations from philanthropic entrepreneurs who have the heart and skills to intricately weave the seemingly odd strands of philanthropy and entrepreneurship.
it is a decision that requires passion and strong interest in the issues that afflict fellow humans. One such entrepreneur who has a strong passion for philanthropy is Vijay Eswaran: the cofounder and current executive chairman of QI Group of Companies.
Education Background and Skillset
Vijay Eswaran is a multi-skilled entrepreneur who wears many hats. He cofounded the business conglomerate in 1998 to exploit the numerous business opportunities presented by the increasing popularity of e-commerce platform.
In addition to his roles at QI Group of Companies, the Malaysian-born philanthropist doubles up as a bestselling author with several critically acclaimed books to his name.
He is also a business speaker with international reputation. His success as an entrepreneur, author and business speaker is hinged on a strong academic background, extensive industry knowledge acquired over several years of business management and a plethora of skills.
Between 1984 and 1986, Vijay Eswaran enrolled at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Management.
Over the years, he has developed skills in social entrepreneurship, public and motivational speaking and business planning. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies
Vijay Eswaran is also skilled in startups, venture capital and entrepreneurship. His business planning, leadership and organizational development skills have also played a crucial role in his successful expansion of QI Group’s activities and the Group’s success as one of the leading e-commerce companies globally.
Award-winning Philanthropy and Management
Vijay Eswaran is committed to philanthropic activities. He founded the two charitable organizations: RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation. Through the organizations, he has championed for various causes within the local communities including youth education, leadership and mentorship.
The organizations also partners with both local and international entities to champion for community well-being women rights and empowerment. His passion for the cause of human beings has seen him honored with several awards including appearing on the Heroes of Philanthropy list published by Forbes Magazine. He has also been feted on several occasions for his excellent management including during the Global Indian Business Meet (GIBM).