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Vijay Eswaran – Executive Chairman and Co-founder of the QI Group


Vijay Eswaran is the Chairman and co-founder of the QI Group. He was born in Penang, Malaysia, in 1960.

Vijay Eswaran successfully completed his academic degree in socio-economics from London School of Economics in 1984. Later, he earned himself certification in CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) in the United Kingdom. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars

He then relocated to the United States of America to complete his studies at the Southern Illinois University and graduated with a Master of Business Administration. He studied and worked simultaneously.

He started working at a position of multi-level marketing. After his graduation, Mr. Eswaran went back to Malaysia and was employed to expand the marketing operations for Cosway, a multi-level marketing company.

After serving at a number of high-profile roles in various countries in premier companies including a job at IBM, he branched out in 1998 to start establishments on his own. Vijay partnered with Joseph Bismark to establish the QI Group, located in Hong Kong.

The QI Group is a direct-selling company that carries its operations in various fields such as luxury, property management and development, lifestyle and leisure, telecommunications, training and education, and logistics.

After 10 years, the company established regional offices across different regions including Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Additionally, the firm also grew its presence to more than 30 countries through a wide range of branches. Due to the massive success of the QI Group, the company managed to earn an approximate revenue of $750 million annually.

According to Ideamench, Vijay Eswaran is also an esteemed motivational public speaker. He has lectured on a different range of subjects ranging from spiritually to business across the globe. His listeners have included leadership conferences like Commonwealth Business Forums and World Economic Forum. He has also a delivered a speech to leading universities.

Besides, Vijay is also an author, having written In the Sphere of Silence, a best-selling book on managing life. The book has been translated multiple times in different languages. Other books that Vijay has written include,18 Stepping Stones, On the Wings of Thought, and In The Thinking Zone.

Vijay Eswaran is also a passionate philanthropist. His charitable works have been portrayed through his engagement in various activities including establishing RYTHM (“Raise Yourself to Help Mankind”) Foundation.

He then started the Malaysian chapter of QI Group, Vijayaratnam Foundation (VF), in 2006. Vijayaratnam Foundation is named after S. Vijayaratnam, who is Vijay’s father and also participated in charitable works.

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