Malaysian businessman Vijay Eswaran is co-founder and executive chairman of the direct sales and e-commerce juggernaut the QI Group. Eswaran was first introduced to multi-level marketing in 1986 while studying at the London School of Economics and earned professional qualification from the UK company CIMA. He got more deeply involved in binary system marketing by working part-time for Synaptics while completing his MBA at Southern Illinois University. Through his knowledge, experience and vision Eswaran created a multimillion dollar direct marketing company which operates in 20 countries.
The QI Group is now an e-commerce-based conglomerate which offers travel, media, telecommunications, training, wellness and luxury products and corporate investments. The QI Group has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings in 1989. Today the company has its headquarters in Hong Kong, regional offices in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand and countless independent marketing agents in almost two dozen countries throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The company is known for offering affordable products and creating jobs and economic opportunities for millions of poor people.
The innovative marketing strategy of Vijay Eswaran and the Q1 Group has made him one of the richest men in Asia and a legend in Pacific Rim business circles. Eswaran has received many awards and other accolades for his work. He now spends much of his time giving speeches and writing on business and marketing. Philanthropy is now one of Vijay Eswaran’s primary areas of focus. Through his non-profit charitable organizations, the RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation, Eswaran runs community programs, provides mentorship and makes donations to needy individuals, groups and organizations.
Vijay Eswaran’s work has made him a beloved and well-respected figure in Asia. His philanthropy and business excellence earned him the New Global Indian award. Plus Forbes Asia named him one of Asia’s 48 ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’ for the positive work he has done for needy people in the region. The millions of jobs he helped create have lifted countless people out of poverty and given them hope and a much better quality of life. For millions of people Vijay Eswaran has truly been a godsend.