There has been a lot of talk about diversity and the need for businesses to embrace it, but is this currently being done? Even more so, several business and activist leaders feel it’s even more important to state the benefits of having a diverse workforce including QI Group Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran. Eswaran stated to a World Economic Forum research panel that businesses who have more diversity also foster more innovation, creativity, and have environments where empathy tends to prevail a lot more. And many business owners who have embraced diversity in the workplace have noticed that morale and overall cultural appreciation tends to be higher. Eswaran does believe that progress is starting to be made in certain cultures for fostering women and minority opinions and opportunities in entrepreneurship, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

Vijay Eswaran is Malaysian by birth, but Indian by ancestry. He developed a strong work ethic and strong spiritual beliefs from learning from his father and uncle. Eswaran studied and worked abroad for several years in the UK, France and eventually the US. He decided to return to the Asia Pacific region to try and help cultivate a business community there, and it was an interest he found in multilevel marketing business models that he decided to use. QI Group Ltd. was officially started in 1998 beginning with a few products that were sold through QNet, its chief flagship company. Over time, Eswaran overcame debt and cash flow shortages to fund QI Group, and today it has several other subsidiaries managing luxury brands, credit access services, and even vacation resort real estate. Another key project Vijay Eswaran has been overseeing is QI City, a development of green energy buildings and transportation services that’s a part of QI University-Perak in Malaysia.

Vijay Eswaran often writes about how you can improve your lifestyle, find more fulfillment in life and learn how to sacrifice for the benefit of others in his books. One of his first bestselling books was “In The Sphere Of Silence” which included sayings from famous civil rights leaders. Eswaran makes philanthropy a priority at QI Group and has even dedicated his own salary to many important causes through the RYTHM Foundation wing of the company. His family foundation known as the Vijayratnam Foundation has helped many disadvantaged special needs children over the years, and even helped communities affected by two major tsunamis over the years. Find out more about Vijay Eswaran: https://www.businessforhome.org/2012/11/vijay-eswaran-ceo-qnet-featured-in-forbes/