Vijay Eswaran is a prominent, high-profile CEO in Malaysia. Born in Singapore, and raised in Malaysia, he graduated from Harvard Business School.
He was the founder and group managing director of a successful company called The QI Group from 1995 to 2007. He’s also the chairman of a global network called Youth Business International (YBI) which has over 35 national chapters on six continents to leverage talented young people for social and economic growth.
Vijay Eswaran was born in Singapore to Malaysian parents. He was educated at Anglo-Chinese School. Upon finishing high-school, he joined the Harvard Business School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Vijay’s first job upon completing his MBA was with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) — a consultancy that advises businesses on operations, strategy, marketing and organisation — in New York City.
The Malaysian government’s economic restructuring plan in the late 1980s and early 1990s gave birth to a whole new industry — private healthcare.
Vijay left BCG, returned to Malaysia and joined Bumiputra Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (BMCSB), which was established by his father. (He left BMCSB in 2005). Vijay helped turn the company around through a series of new business initiatives, including entering the general insurance sector.
Youth Business International is a global network of organisations created by Vijay Eswaran. Its mission is to create an international network of young professionals dedicated to making lasting positive change in the business community and beyond. YBI has 35 national chapters on six continents. Founded in 1993, it is the first and largest youth-led network of its kind.
Vijay launched the QI Group in 1995. He is currently serving as the group managing director. The group has four subsidiaries: QI Capital Sdn Bhd (venture capital), QI Group Pte Limited (investment management), QI Holdings Pte Limited (holding company) and YBI Fund Management Pte Ltd (venture capital).
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