Vijay Eswaran has worked hard to build QI Group and its subsidiaries into one of the world’s largest multilevel marketing companies and though he’s been listed as one of Forbes Asia’s richest businessmen, it hasn’t always been easy for Eswaran.
He’s had to work against tough economic factors affecting Malaysia and the Asian community as a whole, and he too has struggled financially prior to arriving where he has.
But he’s held many events to raise funds for impoverished areas of Asia through RYTHM Foundation, a philanthropy that QI Group sponsors that reaches out to children with disabilities and helps communities affected by natural disasters and environmental hazards. The millions of dollars he’s poured into this foundation named him to the Heroes of Philanthropy list in Forbes Asia 2011.
Vijay Eswaran has seen a lot during his life and has spent time traveling across the world. He’s the son of a former Malaysian government worker in the Ministry of Labor, and he has deeply admired his father’s work that he even named the Vijayratnam Foundation in his honor.
Eswaran had the opportunity to attend the London School of Economics where he completed a bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics and later completed an MBA at Southern Illinois after spending some time working manual labor jobs across Europe.
He first started as a consultant to several major IT companies, but he had a particular interest in multilevel marketing that he began to look at in the coming years.
Upon returning to Malaysia Vijay Eswaran looked to build his own multilevel marketing company that he hoped could help Malaysian businesses. It took some hard work and struggles with funding to keep this new company going, but soon QI Group Ltd. was established and became a major direct selling and asset management company.
Its subsidiary companies include QNET, QStyle, Quex Courier and QI Asset Management. Eswaran has spoken at many universities and conferences, including the World Economic Forum hosted in Davos, Switzerland and has shared the challenges of Asia’s communities with world leaders. He also embraces spiritual rituals in the workplace and has penned the book In The Sphere Of Silence.
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