Vijay Eswaran Lets Us In On His Journey

Prominent entrepreneur, philanthropist, highly esteemed motivational speaker and author, Vijay Eswaran carries on his involvement in worldwide activities today as conscientiously and attentively as he did almost twenty years ago.

It was in 1998 that Eswaran co-founded e-commerce multinational company, the QI Group, which today boasts a presence in just about 30 countries through its subsidiaries.

With regional offices in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore, the QI Group branches out with businesses that focus in areas such as retail and direct sales, lifestyle and leisure, training and education, luxury and collectibles as well as property development and logistics.

The QI Group’s forerunner subsidiary on qbuzz.qnet.net, QNET is one of Asia’s leading direct selling companies which sells products for weight management, nutrition, luxury goods and more.

As a philanthropist, Vijay Eswaran has set up foundations that work in global education as well as youth development. He also set up the RYTHM Foundation which is the corporate social reliability section of the QI Group and is involved in philanthropic activities around the world. Eswaran’s wife, Umayal is the chairperson of the Malaysian Chapter of the RYTHM Foundation, the Vijayaratnam Foundation.

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He has been named in Forbes Asia’s annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy and recently received the lifetime achievement award in Global Entrepreneurship from the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute in Malaysia on weforum.org.

Eswaran commented in a statement that the lifetime achievement award speaks for the whole company team and QI Group.

Eswaran also received the International Excellence in Business award from the Global Organization for People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).

As a highly respected speaker, Vijay Eswaran lectures around the world on a range of subjects from spirituality to business. And as a best-selling author, he wrote about life management in his first book, In the Sphere of Silence. His other books include In The Thinking Zone, 18 Stepping Stones and a collection of his photography in a book called On the Wings of Thought.

His education includes a degree from the London School of Economics as well as an MBA from the Southern Illinois University. See: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/

Shaygan Kheradpir Comes Back To Helm Coriant Corporation

 

In a move to launch Coriant Corporation forward to bigger and better times, the company’s Board of Directors approved the appointment of Shaygan Kheradpir as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Their aim is to improve the standing of Coriant in the telecom and high-throughput networking arena, while upgrading all their clients; moving them swiftly into future business. Their selection of Kheradpir is based on past experience with him in their management consulting and their confidence in his high level of performance in leading companies to more successful technology implementations.

He plans to focus on high-end clients who are part of the cloud computing shift with hyper-scaled data centers, running applications in clouds that communicate over 100 gigabit networks. When Kheradpir was an Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners, he worked closely with Coriant’s Operations and Strategic Planning group. There he drew up initiatives that impressed the management. In his new role, Kheradpir replaces former CEO, Pat DiPietro, who remains as closely associated with the company as Vice Chairman. As for the company’s current management, they are excited and quite pleased to have a new executive of Kheradpir’s caliber, leading them to new heights.

Coriant has long produced and marketed technical solutions packages for network providers in more than a hundred countries of the world. The packet optical technologies that Coriant offers are significantly less expensive than their closest competitor. This is mainly the result of smart integration of automation into their production operations. The new units they install now come with much more flexible configurations and in-field programmability.

The Board picked a most seasoned executive with 28 years of dealing technology under his belt. He has worked for diverse businesses, from telecoms to banks. He led at Juniper Networks as CEO, cutting costs with High-IQ Networking and Cloud Builder projects. While at Barclay’s Bank, Kheradpir he was the Global Retail Business group’s CEO. There he invented the Pingit online payment software. At Verizon he upgraded the Verizon Wireless products and services offerings, using better technology. Part of this involved his management of the enormous project to lay and connect fiber optic (FiOS) network lines across the United States. This was a large, $20 million undertaking that he completed successfully; one for the record books.

He climbed the ladder at GTE, starting out in their routing group in 1987. He eventually become their CEO. So, he has the twin powers of innovating in the area of financial services, and he also has done the same for companies in the telecom space. Shaygan Kheradpir has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, where he was a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council Advisory Panel. He also has advanced engineering degrees, a Masters and a Ph.D., from Cornell. He serves as a member of the National Institute of Standards & Technology’s Board of Directors. Much of this information came from an article on Light Reading.

 

 

Solo Capital Markets and Sanjay Shah: Successful Businessman and Rockin’ Philanthropist

The 2008 Financial Crisis left Sanjay Shah without his accounting job or any prospects for future employment in the field, so he decided to begin his own boutique brokerage company. His company Solo Capital Markets began out of a small room Shah rented on the outskirts of London. Starting in 2009, he grew the company which now employs thousands.

Solo Capital Markets incorporated in 2011 and offers financial services such as investment, performance, and human capital consulting, professional sports investments, and proprietary trading. Five years later, Shah has a net worth of $280 million and now owns over three dozen companies in London, Dubai, Luxembourg, The British Virgin Islands, Malta, and The Cayman Islands. Solo Capital has also expanded globally with offices in Dubai as well as London and in 2014 Shah took over Park Lane Capital, a stockbroker with a focus on natural resources.

Sanjay Shah is more than just a broker, however. While his companies are thriving, Shah also spends his time doing charity work, notably with his own charitable organization called Autism Rocks. The organization helps to spread awareness about autism by bringing together musicians and singers from all over the globe for charity concerts.

Shah became interested in helping people understand autism when his young son was diagnosed with the disorder. Autism Rocks held its first concert in 2014 with Prince headlining and continues to bring well-known artists to help fund research and spread awareness. He also holds the position of trust director at the Autism Research Trust, a trust that provides donations to the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.

Shah continues to run Solo Capital Markets while using his spare time to focus on spreading the word about autism. He believes that raising awareness for autism is crucial to help people understand the disorder better. Through research and other charitable organizations, Sanjay Shah hopes to help families and individuals living with autism. With the success of Solo Capital Markets, Sanjay continues to promote more concerts and shows with Autism Rocks, a charity which keeps growing in success and popularity.

 

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