Vijay Eswaran: Leadership and Business Insight
Vijay Eswaran is an author, advisor and one of the most respected business leaders in the world. Vijay has had a very successful career that spans over thirty years in marketing and international trade. Vijay’s experience includes working with multinationals like GE Capital, Motorola, Nokia, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola to name just a few. Vijay was also instrumental in helping launch some of these companies into emerging markets such as India, China & Eastern Europe.
Vijay Eswaran began his career in the early eighties as a sales representative for Hewlett-Packard. Vijay then moved on to Ernst & Young where he worked as an accountant until his thirtieth birthday . At age thirty, Vijay joined Citibank and was one of the youngest vice presidents in the history of Citibank. At Citibank, Vijay was responsible for setting up managerial structures and procedures to facilitate the banks’ entrance into the emerging markets that were previously overlooked by traditional corporations.
Vijay’s educational credentials include an MBA in International Business, a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce. Vijay believes that education is the key to success which led him to create the Vijayaratnam Foundation (VRF). The VRF has donated more than $6 million toward student scholarships, particularly in Sri Lanka, where Vijay was born.
Vijay Eswaran is now the Executive Chairman of QI Group of Companies which was built from humble beginnings as a small export company in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to being one of Asia Pacific’s largest multinational conglomerates. The QI Group today has offices in 26 countries across six continents with over 30,000 employees worldwide.
Vijay is an extremely well-respected public speaker who has addressed audiences in over 100 countries. Vijay also appears on many TV and Radio shows all over the world as a guest. His television appearances include BBC, CNN, CNBC, NBC, ABC among others. He has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and People.
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