It takes an impressive amount of courage and perseverance to make it big in America. The corporate landscape can be anything but forgiving. As difficult as it can be to make it there, it can be even harder to leave it all behind. But that’s what Vijay Eswaran decided to do.
After finding success in the United States, he returned back to his native Malaysia. He came with the best intentions. To use his new resources to do it all over again. Except this time, he wanted to raise up the local economy while doing so. The intent wasn’t just to make money or do well within the financial sector. Instead, he wanted to really make a positive influence on his homeland. To go back with both the resources and education he’d received, and pass that on to others.
It’s an amazing dream, and one that most people would have left as such. However, he was determined to make it into a reality. And, against all odds, he has. He’s become so synonymous with his efforts to improve people’s lives that he was ranked as one of the 48 ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’ by Forbes Asia in 2011.
One of the tools which he’s used to further his philanthropic goals is his company, the QI Group. The multilevel marketing company has fingers in almost any imaginable activity. However, first and foremost he’s tried to stress the idea of personal responsibility. It’s not enough simply to exist, he wants the company to excel in every possible respect. And unlike with many companies, he insists that this excellence include a dedication to ethical behavior. As such, he established the RYTHM Foundation. This is the corporate social responsibility arm of the QI Group.
The RYTHM Foundation ensures that the company itself operates in a just way. But it also ensures that the company relates to the underlying community around it in a positive way. In particular, it’s received public accolade for various mentorship programs. Given the life of Vijay Eswaran, mentorship by the foundation is usually considered to be a high honor.
What’s next for Vijay Eswaran? The public will have to wait to know for sure. However, what’s certain is that whatever he plans for the future should be amazing. When one considers his past philanthropic work, it’s clear that he’ll continue to be a great asset. Someone who will benefit both Malaysia and the world at large.