According to MLM Nation, Vijay Eswaran had a rather prestigious upbringing. His parents, Pushpavathy Chinnaiah, a teacher, and Vijayaratnam Saravanamuthu, a member of the MALAYSIAN Ministry of Labour, raised Vijay with certain expectations. Because of his father’s job with the Labour Ministry, the family moved around a lot.
In 1984, Vijay Eswaran graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in socio-economics. Since he was already living in London at the time, he began looking for work for Europe.
Even though he had a business degree from a highly respected university, he started out working several odd jobs all over Europe. He drove a cab in London, plucked grapes in France, and worked as a construction worker in Belgium.
Eventually, he started working in more professional fields. While in the UK, he was introduced to binary system marketing. He fell so much in love with that particular style of marketing that he dedicated himself to becoming a qualified professional.
Vijay Eswaran earned his CIMA in the UK and went on to earn an MBA from the Southern Illinois University.
While working in the United States, he became involved in multilevel marketing (MLM). Although MLM intrigued him, he only dealt with it on a part-time basis at Synaptics. After returning to Malaysia, Cosway Group approached him with a job offer. The company wanted to start it Philippines businesses, which gave Vijay the opportunity to look at MLM more seriously.
In 1998, Vijay began developing his own multilevel marketing company. Back then, the company had a different name, but today it’s known as the QI Group.
The company was one of the first of its kind in the Asia region. The expanded into an e-commerce based conglomerate with several different businesses in multiple industries. Today, QI Group has regional offices all over Asia and operates in nearly 10 different countries all across the globe.
Growing up in different parts of Malaysia exposed Vijay to some less fortunate neighborhoods. Once he got QI Group up and running, he also established the RYTHM Foundation and other charitable organizations.