Recently, Vijay Eswaran, the executive chairman of the successful QI Group, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Global Entrepreneurship during the World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES). The Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) was responsible for organizing and facilitating the success of the 8th WCES. The Melaka State Government hosted the dinner.
The State of Melaka’s governor, H.E. TYT Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob, presented Eswaran with the award. The ceremony was graced by different dignitaries. They included the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Hj. Idris bin Hj. Haron, and the former deputy prime minister of Thailand and the chairperson of the Asian peace and reconciliation council, H.E. Professor Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai. The others were H.E. Ma Ying-Jeou, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and H.E. Shaukat Aziz.
ASLI introduced the Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2011 with the objective of honoring persons who have made significant contribution in their areas of specialization. While receiving the award, Vijay posited that he was humbled and honored to be recognized by the WCES.
He went on to say that he still has a long way to go in his entrepreneurial journey. Vijay contended that the award is a true reflection of the commitment made by the entire team of QI Group. Eswaran dedicated the award to all stakeholders of the company. In his concluding remarks, he recognized his family saying that they were his bedrock. He thanked the Almighty for his guidance and kindness.
Before receiving the award, Eswaran was part of a panel that was discussing training and education. He also shared his insights on how people can use entrepreneurship and innovation to enhance sustainable growth. In addition, Vijay talked about the prospects of educational partnership between ASEAN countries and China. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies
The shrewd entrepreneur has vast experience in direct selling. The alumnus of London School of Economic has worked for Cosway’s, a successful multi-marketing company. The graduate of socio-economics has also rendered his services for various international companies such as IBM.
QI Group has invested its resources in different industries, including property development, education and training, logistics, telecommunications, luxury, and lifestyle and leisure. Eswaran has authored various books, including “In The Thinking Zone,” On The Wings of Thought,” and “18 Stepping Stones.”