QI Group is a renowned direct selling corporation. Today, the company has vast business interest in different industries. QI Group has been investing in education, training, logistics, telecommunications as well as development of property, management of conferences, luxury and lifestyle. Vijay was born in Malaysia over fifty years ago. The shrewd entrepreneur went abroad to pursue his higher education.
To this end, he enrolled in the renowned London School of Economics where he graduated with an undergraduate degree in socio-economics.
While still in the United Kingdom, Vijay pursued a professional course undertaken by management accountants known as CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).
Later, he flew to the United States where he joined the esteemed Southern Illinois University to undertake his MBA. While he was working, a friend told him about a new model of marketing known as multi-level marketing (MLM). Eswaran was interested in this unique approach of promoting products through networks. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies and Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
After staying abroad for a long period, he deemed it fit to return home and venture into entrepreneurship. It was not long before Cosway’s, a successful MLM corporation, enlisted his services. At the company, Vijay was mandated with the duty of enhancing its operations.
When he returned to Malaysia, Asia was slowly recovering from the severe economic crisis. This way, Eswaran did not have friends or adequate capital to incorporate his business. However, he contends that he was lucky to find like-minded partners such as Joseph Bismark. Vijay and Joseph have been good friends for over two decades.
Notably, Vijay is a public speaker. Over the years, he has been attending different institutions of higher learning and forums where he shares his motivational speeches with the audiences. In addition, Eswaran has shared different stages with renowned personalities.
The executive posits that he started publishing books with the objective of reaching a wider audience. Eswaran has published “18 Stepping Stones,” “In the Sphere of Silence,” “On the Wings of Thought” and “In the Thinking Zone.” He has also been contributing to various newspaper columns in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
Vijay is affiliated with the Council of the Quest International University of Malaysia where here served as the chairman of the board. Presently, he sits on the boards of the Global Business Council and Corporate Malaysia Roundtable.