Vijay Eswaran is one of Malaysia and India’s leading business founders and philanthropists, and he’s spoken about leadership and developments for the Asian businesses at various economic forums including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Vijay Eswaran also has authored several books that talk about spiritualism and its role in the workplace including In The Sphere Of Silence, In The Thinking Zone and 18 Stepping Stones. He was also recently interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine’s Middle East edition in which he discussed the founding and establishment of his company, QI Group Ltd.
According to Eswaran, the first market effort that made QI Group’s direct selling business profits were various commemorative coins that emerged in the 2000 Olympics.
For Eswaran the beginning challenges of building his company were getting started with very little capital and not able to obtain large business loans, thereby leaving him and Joseph Bismarck to raise their own capital. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://www.amazon.com/Sphere-Silence-English-Dutch/dp/9719264721
They also had to overcome false accusations of running a corrupt business, but thankfully those who knew him and Bismarck were able to testify to their good character. At the moment Eswaran is helping to build a business university in Malaysia and is spearheading various facility constructions, and he also is the Chairman of the Board of RYTHM Foundation, a philanthropy supporting young children with special needs across Asia.
Eswaran was born in Malaysia in 1960 and his father worked with the Ministry of Labor department while his mother taught at local schools. Both his parents taught him valuable lessons growing up, but his father’s motto of “service above self” is what impacted Eswaran the most.
He attended the London School of Economics where he got his bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics and later he completed his master’s at Southern Illinois University.
Eswaran spent a few years doing manual labor jobs in Europe, a few years working as a consultant to IT companies and then entered multilevel marketing in the 1990s.
He and Bismarck founded QI Group Ltd. in 1998 and in the following years established its subsidiaries QNet, Quex Courier, QI Asset Management and also acquired DTE in Hawaii.