Vijay Eswaran is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. He is the co-founder of QI Group, which he also serves as the executive chairman. Eswaran was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1960. He is a graduate of the prestigious London School of Economics. Vijay Eswaran has professional qualifications. He holds a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants certification from the UK. Vijay enrolled in Southern Illinois University in the U.S. for his MBA. Eswaran was introduced to multi-level marketing while he was still a student. After completing his MBA, he returned to Malaysia where he was recruited by Cosways to expand its operations.
In 1998, Eswaran decided to start his own enterprise after working for renowned companies in many high profile positions. He partnered with Joseph Bismark to form QI Group, which is headquartered in Hong Kong. The corporation is a direct selling company that offers different products and services, including property development, logistics, lifestyle and leisure, training and education, and luxury. The entity has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. Within 10 years of starting operations, the company inaugurated its regional offices in Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. In addition, QI grew its presence to more than 30 countries through its broad range of subsidiaries. This success resulted in annual revenues of over $750 million.
QI Group is a reflection of Vijay Eswaran’s entrepreneurial skills. Vijay is also successful in other spheres. He is a best-selling author and an accomplished motivational speaker. Over the years, Eswaran has been lecturing on various topics internationally. Additionally, Vijay is a philanthropist. He has founded two foundations, which run many projects in the fields of youth development, education and women empowerment globally. Because of his philanthropic efforts, Forbes Asia named Vijay Eswaran in its Heroes of Philanthropy list of 2011.
Moreover, Vijay received a lifetime achievement award from Malaysia’ Asian Strategic Leadership Institute. The independent think tank presented the prize to him because of his contribution in regional initiatives. Additionally, the Global Organization honored him with the International Leader in Global Business Strategies Award. Vijay Eswaran has a strong record of success in the business front. He is also passionate about giving back to the society.