When Vijay Eswaran founded the QI Group in 1998, few people would have thought that the e-commerce based multilevel company would grow into the empire it has become today. From a small company in Kuala Lampur, the business has grown into a powerful conglomerate with interests in direct selling, financial services, hospitality, education, and health sectors.
The company, whose headquarters are in Hong Kong, has a presence in more than 20 other countries including Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Currently, the business generates more than $750 million in revenue annually.
Vijay Eswaran was born on October 7, 1960, in Penang, Malaysia. He attended the London School of Economics, graduating in 1984 with a degree in socio-economic studies. After working in France, Belgium and the UK for a while, Eswaran developed an interest in the binary system of business.
He took a professional course on the same at CIMA, UK, before enrolling for an MBA at South Illinois University. While taking his MBA, Eswaran worked part time for a multilevel marketing company called Synaptics.
Later, he left for his home country Malaysia and took up a job offer by Cosway Group to run their Philippines-based startup. Having developed an interest in multilevel marketing, Eswaran founded QNET, a multilevel firm that later grew into the present day QI Group.
Besides his prowess in entrepreneurship, Eswaran is a prolific speaker. He has so far presented in various global levels such as the World Economic Forum. Learn more about Sam Tabar: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
According to Qbuzz, Vijay Eswaran has also published several popular books, among them his 2005 book In the Sphere of Silence where he describes his personal management system.
He also participates in different philanthropic activities and is the founder of RYTHM Foundation and Vijayaratnam Foundation, both of them charitable entities.
Over the years, Eswaran has received several awards for his activities, among them the NIG award for philanthropy and business excellence which he was awarded in 2012.