What Vijay Eswaran Has Had To Say About QI University’s Green Initiative

QI Group Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran was once interviewed by Entrepreneur to talk about how he started in his line of work and what most excites him about the future. One thing he mentioned in this interview was QI University, a university that QI Group has founded in partnership with the Malaysian government, and they’re working on a plan for a complete green campus at the new QI City location. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://hk.linkedin.com/in/eswaranvijay

This green campus would use a variety of non-fossil fuel energy sources such as solar panels, windmills and other platforms that would power the housing and transportation. The new QI City would also have shopping outlets, parks and all the fun features you would find in a regular municipality.

Vijay Eswaran was born to a government worker and school teacher in Malaysia and learned quite a bit about spiritualism and generosity. It was his father who he admired the most, and when he later went into business he started the Vijayratnam Foundation in his honor.

Vijay Eswaran graduated from the London School of Economics with a B.S. in socioeconomics, and then completed graduate school with an MBA at Southern Illinois University. He was a consultant for several IT-based companies for a few years after graduating, and then he turned his interest to multilevel marketing and direct selling.

In 1998 Vijay Eswaran moved back to Malaysia and formed a team of businessmen who started what would become a major direct selling enterprise. He named the company QI Group Ltd. and placed its headquarters in Hong Kong.

QI Group sells household products, cosmetics supplies, and health products primarily through QNet and its independent resellers. But it’s also the parent company of QI Asset Management and QI University at Perak. Eswaran has also led philanthropy through QI Group’s RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayratnam Foundation.

Eswaran has given a lot of speeches and lectures on business and spiritualism. He believes spiritualism and practicing listening and dieting rituals can help people in the workplace become more focused and have better morale.

His bestselling book is “In The Sphere Of Silence” published in 2005. He’s also been featured in the 2011 Forbes Asia Heroes of Philanthropy list, and is the recipient of the New Global Indian award.

Mix Master Richard Mishaan: Founder Of Richard Mishaan Design

Richard Mishaan is a New York interior designer born in Cartagena, Colombia. Part of his early life was spent in Italy. In 1978 he moved to New York. His unique vision is impacted by both his Columbian heritage with its colorful cities and being surrounded by color growing up in Italy. Throughout his design career he’s always found ways to make disparate objects coexist beautifully. This has now become his signature. He’s the owner of Richard Mishaan Design which he founded in 1991 in New York City.

Not long ago, Architectural Digest featured Mishaan’s New York residence. His art-filled home located on Fifth Avenue features a wide array of textures, patterns, furnishings as well as an eye-popping assortment of art. It fits right in line with Mishaan’s reputation as the ultimate mix master. The entrance hall features a sculpture by Manolo Valdés and glass wall piece by Rob Wynne. He’s known for his harmonious juxtapositions of contemporary sculpture with maybe a 17th-century console. That has made him a favorite among collectors.

The apartment overlooking Central Park is where Mishaan and his wife Marcia Rolfe Mishaan raised their son, Nick and daughter, Ali. Clearly a family space, it nonetheless has museum-quality art and fine furniture. It features a table by Guy de Rougement holding a Chinese artist Zhang Wang stainless-steel piece and a neoclassical carved-wood console. The walls have Rob Wynne glass droplets and a scene painted by Federico Andreotti, a 19th-century Italian painter. Plus there’s a green-and-white marble floor and a cerulean-blue ceiling. It’s an unlikely combination that creates an original look.

Artfully Modern, Richard Mishaan’s soon-to-be-released second monograph, will show homes he decorated in Cartagena, Columbia, Long Island, Mew York and Manhattan. It reflects his individualization and liberal use of idiosyncratic art. It includes pieces by Andy Warhol, painter Donald Baechler, Fernando Botero, an Eric Schmitt designed elegant bronze chair, Marie Antoinette’s 18th-century fauteuil, and much more. Mishaan’s wife called the apartment his lab. Mishaan said his eclectic eye creates an irresistible pull when he stumbles on the perfect object. He then figures out where to put it.