NEW YORK: Penang-born Malaysian entrepreneur Datuk Vijay Eswaranwas honoured Saturday night with the New Global Indian (NGI) award for philanthropy and business excellence at the Global Indian Business Meet (GIBM) 2012 in New York.
Eswaran is the founder and executive chairman of the QI Group of Companies.
At the award ceremony, Eswaran was cited by many speakers as a “renowned Malaysian entrepreneur, author, speaker and philanthropist”.
The QI Group, founded in 1998, is an e-commerce-based conglomerate with businesses diversified into retail and direct sales, technology, lifestyle and leisure, luxury and collectibles, education, training and conference management, property development and logistics.
Eswaran’s QI Group has regional offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, besides having a presence in nearly 30 countries through a wide-range of subsidiary companies.
As chairman of the University Council of Quest International University in Malaysia, Eswaran is also on the advisory board of the Global Business Council and Corporate Malaysia Roundtable.
In addition to the GIBM award, Eswaran was given the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2012.
Eswaran arrived here already decorated with another award by Forbes Asia as one of the top 48 philanthropists. The audience, comprising largely senior leaders of the globally-spread Indian diaspora, had eagerly waited to hear his views on the subject of the Indian economy and the political landscape in India.
The meet was organised by New Global Indian Foundation was themedDoing Business in Challenging Times – the Indian Way: Global Networking for Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Growth. – Bernama
Source: The Star, Malaysia