Vijay Eswaran has transformed how many businesses work in Asia and across the world through e-commerce distribution and direct selling. His company is QI Group Ltd. and its primary sales group is QNET, though it does also hold commercial and residential real estate through QI Asset Management and also is a partner with the Malaysian government for QI University.
He’s also an author who studies philosophers and other political and religious leaders who’ve adhered to strong morals and religious principles.
The values Eswaran espouses the most from them are learning to listen to everything people have to say and staying at peace with them, and even sacrificing of your own ambitions in your quest for success to help others succeed.
Vijay Eswaran saw generosity in his own childhood from his father Vijayratnam who worked for the Malaysian Ministry of Labor, and Eswaran later named a charity organization after him.
He attended the London School of Economics back in the 1980s and completed an MBA at Southern Illinois University. He didn’t know what he was going to do at first in business, but he learned about how direct selling could make not only himself money but others as well.
His first company that he worked with was the Cosway Group, and from there he and Joseph Bismark established QI Group in Hong Kong. The company initially had to host its own fundraisers to get working capital and had a few other operational hurdles to overcome, but by the mid-2000s it was becoming one of Asia’s top direct selling companies.
Vijay Eswaran not only turned QI Group into a billion-dollar sales company, but also has used it to reach out and touch the lives of special needs children in needy communities.
He’s done this through RYTHM Foundation, a foundation whose acronym means “raise yourself to help mankind.”
The millions of dollars he’s donated to charity earned him a listing in 2011 Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy and the New Global Indian award given at a Global Indian Meet conference in New York in 2012. Eswaran’s books include “In The Sphere Of Silence” and “18 Stepping Stones.”