Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian businessman and the QI Group of Companies executive chairman. The QI Group is a multinational conglomerate with investments in various sectors, including health care, education, financial services, and utilities. He serves on the board of directors of several companies, including SETIAAbiding Therapeutics International, Southeast Asian Satellite Communications Company (SESACORP), Transplant Malaysia Trust, and Asia-Pacific Funders Trust. Eswaran is also an independent director at IG Securities, a real estate investment trust listed on the Singapore Exchange. He serves on the board of trustees of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UTM) in Malaysia and the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also the chancellor of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.
Vijay Eswaran has been a financial advisor to several foreign central bank chiefs, including those in Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and Switzerland, as well as several sovereign wealth funds and high-net-worth individuals. Since 2014, he has served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s International Advisory Committee. He is vice chairman of the Malaysian National Entrepreneurs’ Organization (NEO) and deputy chairman of the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
Vijay Eswaran also serves on several boards in Singapore, including Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Power, Standard Chartered Bank Southeast Asia, and Singapore Power International, Information & Communication Services. He is a member of the board of directors at Asia Pacific Leaders Group. Eswaran was appointed an honorary advisor to the Malaysian Ministry of Finance in early 2016 for FY2017.
He represented Malaysia’s National Council of Entrepreneurs in its talks with the National Government in 1999 and continues to advocate better policies for entrepreneurship and small- to medium-sized enterprises.
In 2011, Eswaran was appointed an ambassador for the United Nations Global Compact and a member of the Advisory Board of the UN Global Compact Leaders Initiative. In September 2013, he was appointed as United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) board director. In 2014, he was invited to join President Barack Obama’s Forum on Jobs & Economic Growth.