Vijay Eswaran is a respected authority in the direct selling business. He is one of the founders of the QI Group. Born in Malaysia, the executive pursued his undergraduate degree in socio-economics at the prestigious London School of Economics. Later, he pursued a professional course in management accounting, thus obtaining the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants certification in the United Kingdom. Read more: 3 More Years: NYCFC Owners Man City and Vijay Eswaran’s QNET Extend their Partnership
After a while, he relocated to the United States where he enrolled in the esteemed Southern Illinois University to pursue his MBA. While studying, Vijay was introduced to the benefits of multi-level marketing (MLM) at his place of work. After graduating from college, he returned to Asia. Upon arrival, he was recruited by Cosway’s, a renowned MLM company, to enhance its operations.
In 1998, Vijay decided to start a corporation that would have a competitive edge in the market. To this end, he partnered with the revered entrepreneur, Joseph Bismark, to incorporate the Hong Kong-based company, QI Group. Vijay contends that starting the company was a herculean task considering that he had limited resources and connections. In addition, the Asian continent was experiencing the severity of the economic crisis.
However, they managed to persevere. The direct selling corporation has invested in diverse industries, including lifestyle and leisure, education and training, telecommunications, logistics, property development and management, and luxury. After being in operation for a decade, Vijay deemed it fit to open regional offices in Singapore, Thailand, Hong King and Malaysia.
Today, QI Group offers its products and services to more than 30 countries courtesy of its vast subsidiaries. Through Vijay’s efforts, the company has been able to generate over $750 million in annual revenues. By virtue of having broad market knowledge and extensive experience in the market, the shrewd entrepreneur decided to share his knowledge with the public.
To this end, Eswaran delivers speeches, encourages, inspires and motivates people through lecturers. His topics range from business to spirituality. Over the years, he has spoken at different leadership conferences and universities.
The executive has graced the Commonwealth Business Forum at CHOGM and the World Economic Forum. In addition, Eswaran has published different books with the objective of spreading his teachings. He is the author of “In the Sphere of Silence,” “In the Thinking Zone” and “On the Wings of Thought.”