QI Group Executive Chairman, Vijay Eswaran considers the recent Horasis Visionary Circle annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea as a very enriching experience.

He noted that the opening session focused on climate change and its implications to today’s world. Critical issues included extreme weather events such as the recent Hurricane Maria, environmental impact on water, and global initiatives on environmental protection – Kyoto Protocol and Paris Accord.

“As discussions moved to the topic of philanthropy, I shared insights into the efforts of our RYTHM Foundation and the important role it plays in community development around the world.

“I also had the honour to meet 2 former Prime Ministers of Korea and former Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama. Also in attendance were distinguished speakers and participants from the World Bank, Korean chaebols, and leading entrepreneurs and top management of various businesses in countries around the world,” he said.

Vijay Eswaran spoke at the first session on Day Two on “Disruption”. He shared his views on corporate culture and practices, the importance of the top-down and trickle effect of how culture is permeated through an organization, the practice of Sphere of Silence, innovation and accomplishment, talent management, and the need for continuous self-improvement.

“The key takeaway from the session – “out of chaos comes disruption”. Leaders often promise much yet fail to deliver, sometimes because of global events beyond their control. The people often become disillusioned, without hope. How we can develop trust, faith and togetherness to enable progress that can absorb economic, political and spiritual surprises originating locally or globally?,” he noted.

Participants shared insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future. They also shared insights on the current state of the world which seems to become more fragile and fractious.

Vijay Eswaran with Chairman of Hansol Chemical Company of South Korea Mr Henry Cho (L) and Chairman of the South Korean Institute for Global Economics Mr Sa Kong II (R)
Vijay Eswaran with Director of JTOS Aerogel Ltd. South Korea Mr Peter Kim and Chief Information Architect of Money.net USA Mr Norman Pearlstine