Vijay Eswaran: A Lifetime Of Commitment to Charity And Philanthropy in India

Vijay Eswaran is co-founder and chairman of the QI Group. The multilevel marketing giant was founded in the Philippines in 1998. Since that time it has grown to the point where it generates in excess of $750 million a year, has regional offices in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia and a presence in about 30 countries. But what has helped to endear Vijay Eswaran to the masses in India is his philanthropic endeavors. He has found both the RYTHM Foundation, QI Group’s charitable arm and his personal charitable organization, the Vijayaratnam Foundation, which he named after his father.


The charitable organizations Vijay Eswaran has created has provided support for local people and organizations in a number of areas. This reflects his passion for philanthropy and how much he cares about the people in the region. The variety of activities in which the foundations are engaged also reflect the QI Group’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. The organizations have facilitated designing and implementing a number of projects and initiatives in conjunction with the private and public sectors, civil society, as well as the wider philanthropic community. The foundations focus on community development, education, the environment and arts & culture.


Community Development


Through these foundations Eswaran and the QI Group provides the resources needy communities require to achieve sustainable development. They provide the communities with both information and solutions they can use to help themselves for years to come. They support youth groups that have helped to shape and improve hundreds of children’s lives in a positive way. The Vijayaratnam Foundation pledged it would give the Malaysian Hindu Youth Organization $60,000 in 2010 towards its building fund as a way of honor the 60th anniversary of the organization which was founded in 1949. That donation will help the organization for many years to come.




The charitable foundations have helped to provide opportunities for children and adults trying to improve their quality of life by getting a better education. The Vijayaratnam Foundation alone has provided grants and loans of as much as $166,000 for 21 students to pursue tertiary education. The charitable foundations has provided aid to students so they can enroll in vocational courses. They gave $50,600 in loans to students that came from disadvantageous or troubled backgrounds that were attending the Riverbank Academy. These and other grants and loans have helped a growing number of students to get higher education.




There are a number of conservation activities taking place in communities throughout Asia that receive support from the charitable foundations. One of the most high profile program is called 1 Murid, 1 Pokok. The program was done in collaboration with the organizations Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya and PPD Daerah Petaling Utama. The initiative, which was launched in 2010, chose students from 45 schools located in the Petaling Jaya district. Each of the students planted a tree close to their school and cared for it for the entire time they remained at the school. The foundations agreed to donate 6,000 trees to the project.


Arts and Culture


Art and culture play an important role in the lives of many people in the region. The charitable foundations have provided support for a variety of programs that are designed to increase art and culture appreciation among Malaysians from a number of backgrounds. These projects are create to foster mutual respect among people in the region that are multiracial and multicultural. The foundations have provided for both traditional and contemporary music, dance and the fine arts. The goal of this project is to help to promote respect for Malaysian culture and bring it to the forefront.


The work of the philanthropic foundations Vijay Eswaran created reflect his dedication to improving the quality of life for as many people as possible. It led the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute to give him the Regional Philanthropy Lifetime Achievement award and other organizations to give him the New Global Indian Award. In response to being given these and other prestigious awards for philanthropy, Vijay Eswaran said he was ‘deeply humbled’ by the honor. He explained the importance of charity and service to others was instilled in him by his parents when he was a child.  Follow Vijay on Facebook for more background on this important entrepreneur.

In the Sphere of Silence (English and Dutch Edition)

Shaygan Kheradpir: Star of the Show


The History of Coriant

Coriant is a technology company that provides products to make optical transmissions for things such as bandwidth that companies use for telecommunication. It was launched in the month of March in the year of 2013, stemming from their parent company of Marlin Equity Partners, who deal with cyber security. Coriant operates in well over 100 countries all over the world and have been vastly successful since their founding, and it was with the addition of their new leader, Shaygan Kheradpir, that they will continue to be successful for a long time to come.

Who is Shaygan Kheradpir?

Shaygan Kheradpir was born on the 19th of December in the year of 1960 in London. From an early age, he was exposed to the medical field as his father was a doctor in the country of Iran, later moving to the United States to attend college at Cornell University with a Doctorate in electrical engineering. He has worked at many different jobs over the years, before settling at Coriant in late September of 2015.

His Experience

Kheradpir was employed at his first job in 1987 at GTE Laboratories, where he achieved a lot in the departments of networking and management of the networks for the Laboratories. Later on, when GTE merged with Verizon, he became the President of Verizon’s electronic business division. His expertise with all that is technology benefited the company, exposing the company’s under the table dealings with buying their software off of unreliable sellers on eBay, and with the installing of new, more reliable software, the company became even more successful. Eventually, he moved on to Barclay’s and later Juniper Networks, where he once again did a lot of marketing management in the companies’ software departments. It is no wonder why his many years of experience led him to taking over Coriant.

A New Leader

Kheradpir joined Coriant as the new head of the family in late of the month of September of the year 2015. He is now the number one executive and chairman of the company with the stepping down of former leader Pat DiPietro, who returned to working with Marlin Equity Partners. Although the stepping down of the former head of the company, who had advanced the company in a great way may seem sad, the potential that Kheradpir shows for the company is a great promise for the future for the overall health of the company.

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All You Need to Know About Eucatex

Eucatex Group was established in 1951 in the town of Salto, Brazil, and its primary focus was manufacturing panels insulated with wood fibers from the eucalyptus tree. Initially, the company was producing soft boards started producing panels and ceiling tiles later on, and by 1965, Eucatex was exporting panels and tiles to Europe.

Eucatex started growing the eucalyptus tree due to the rising demand for exports. In the following years, the company had opened branches in U.S.A., UK, Germany, Holland and Mexico. Eucatex later introduced paints for coating panels and ceiling tiles. It also started investing in land for growing trees to meet its growing demand for exports.

Towards the end of 1980, Eucatex was exporting its products to over 50 countries. By the 1990s, it had become an international organization respected in the building and furniture industry. The company opened more factories and established their lines of varnishes and paints.

Later on, Eucatex started producing MDP panels and caught the attention of the FSC. Eucatex gained international recognition from FSC, becoming the first company in Brazil to get an ISO 9001 certification for its respective sector. Currently, Eucatex is the seventh largest manufacturer in Brazil and owns factories dealing with varnishes, paints, panels, plates and flooring.

The CEO of Eucatex is Flavio Maluf. A mechanical engineering graduate from FAAP in Brazil, Maluf, is the oldest son and is the chairperson of Eucatex’s Board of Executive Officers and the Eucatex trading department. You can follow Maluf on Twitter.

Apart from working at Eucatex, Wikipedia shows that Maluf also serves as a board member for eight different companies, and he is currently the president of Grand Food. He is also recognized for his involvement in charity, and one of his great donations was a state of the art X-ray machine, which he gave to Idio Carli Hospital.  This is all in addition to the commentary that he provides on the major issues.  Flavio Maluf wrote an article on Dupont and their recent chemical merger.  Not to mention his piece about Pfizer, and their acquisition by Allergen.