Vijay Eswaran is one of the most popular as well as successful entrepreneurs in Malaysia, popularly known for the company he founded, QI Group. QI Group is headquartered in Hong Kong, China, but has a presence in over 30 countries through its subsidiary firms. Vijay Eswaran hails from a humble background, and his father held a clerical designation at the Malaysian Ministry of Labor.
Due to his father’s profession, Vijay’s family moved in different parts of the country throughout his childhood. However, after he completed his school years, he moved to London and joined London School of Economics, where he received a degree in Socio-Economics in the year 1984. After doing a few jobs in London and different parts of Europe, Vijay moved to the United States, where he completed Masters of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
It is around this time that Vijay Eswaran started to get interested in the world of binary system marketing and multi-level marketing. He even pursued the field professionally by completing a course from CIMA and received certification. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
After completing MBA, Vijay went on to work for an American firm named Synaptics, which he left soon to return to Malaysia. After returning from the United States, Cosway Group approached him to handle the company’s business and operations in the Philippines. It is what marked the turning point in his career.
Soon after, Vijay Eswaran started his MLM firm named QI Group, which is now a multi-national conglomerate. The company has multiple revenue streams from various industries it is associated with, such as telecommunication, luxury products, wellness products, travel, training courses, corporate investments, consumer goods, media, digital products, and more.
QI Group also has a philanthropic arm named Rhythm Foundation, which is involved in many different social and community welfare high-impact initiatives. He has also started a charitable foundation called Vijayratnam Foundation, dedicated to his father.
Vijay Eswaran was named 25th richest person in Asia in 2013 by Forbes Asia. In 2012, he was also awarded one of the most prestigious awards by Indian Government, New Global Indian Award, which recognized his efforts in different streams, including in charitable causes, business, entrepreneurship, finance, and more.