Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian businessman born on October 7, 1960 in Penang, Malaysia. Vijay Eswaran’s mother was a teacher and his father worked with the Labor ministry, which kept Eswaran moving from one part of Malaysia to another. Eswaran currently serves as Executive Chairman of the QI Group. The QI Group has regional offices in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore with subsidiaries in 10 countries.
Eswaran co-founded the multilevel marketing company in 1998 after returning to Asia. The business would eventually become the QI Group, an e-commerce based conglomerate with business in a variety of areas such as travel, media, telecommunications, wellness, luxury products, and corporate investments.
Before Eswaran obtained all of his success he attended the London School of Economics in 1984, earning his degree in socio-economics. After graduating Eswaran performed a number of odd jobs. He was a cab driver in London, he picked grapes in France, and worked construction in Belgium. In the UK Vijay Eswaran was exposed to binary system marketing and obtained a professional qualification from CIMA. He later obtained his MBA in 1986 from Southern Illinois University.
During this period Eswaran worked for Synaptic in the U.S. while working with multilevel marketing part-time. Once he returned to Malaysia Vijay Eswaran was approached by Cosway Group about starting up its Phillippines business, at that time Eswaran began to take working in MLM more seriously.
Vijay Eswaran is a public speaker, philanthropist and author. His books include, In the Sphere of Silence, published in 2005. Eswaran’s second book, In the Thinking Zone was published in 2008. His third book published in 2010 was 18 Stepping Stones. Vijay Eswaran also published a collection of his photography entitled, On the Wings of Thought in 2011.