Vijay Eswaran is the CEO and founder of QI Group, which operates in 35 countries and generates $2.5 billion is an Indian-born, Singapore citizen, and lives in Asia with his wife and three children. has a number of interests outside QI Group including being an Advisory Board Member at the Singapore Management University Chair Professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and he maintains positions on a variety of global boards that include: The Asian Institute of Enterprise; Nanyang Technological University Advisory Council; Yale School’s Committee on East Asian Studies; The International Council for Adult Education’s Board Of Trustees And the World Wide Fund For Nature – Switzerland Chapter.
Vijay Eswaran was awarded the Order of Nila Utama and the Public Service Star in 2004 by the Singapore government, and he has been a recipient of the Asia Business Leaders Award. He has also been a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, as well as a finalist in Chinaâ€™s Selected Young Global Leaders Program by World Economic Forum (Davos). Notable groups that Eswaran is part of include: The Young Presidents Organization (Asia Pacific Region); Presidentâ€™s Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities; Asian Advisory Board for Corporate Responsibility; Council on Foreign Relations; National Steering Committee for Pluralism; United Nations Secretary General’s Global Compact Network. Learn from this interview from Vijay Eswaran at https://www.alliancemagazine.org/interview/interview-vijay-and-umayal-eswaran/
With a wealth of experience under his belt, Eswaran is one of Indiaâ€™s most sought-after business leaders and management experts. He has served as a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad for several years, and was the youngest person to lecture at the Harvard Business School between 1987 and 1989. In addition to this, he held visiting professorships at the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania and Owen Graduate School of Management UCLA. Vijay Eswaran was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 2 October 1954.