Vijay Eswaran is a successful Malaysian entrepreneur, mentor, author, and philanthropist. He is a force to reckon with in the multi-level marketing industry, as he has proven to be a competent leader, through the establishment and success of QI Group, where he is the co-founder and the chairman. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://twitter.com/vjayeswaran?lang=en and http://www.wceforum.org/speakers/dato-sri-dr-vijay-eswaran/
Growing up from a humble background has motivated Vijay to work his way up to success, from doing odd jobs like driving cabs to being the 2013 CEO of the Year and among the 50 richest people in Malaysia.
It’s while in Europe doing odd jobs that he got introduced to multilevel marketing, and was prompted to pursue a course from CIMA, that gave him the knowledge to work as a part timer in the Synaptic company.
The Step to Success
The need to grow and succeed in life made Vijay Eswaran; pursue an MBA from Southern Illinois University. This education instilled the skills and knowledge on marketing, and marked the beginning to his success, as upon his return to Malaysia, he joined COSWAY Group, that acquainted him with the tools of trade.
In 1998, with other individuals with the same ideas and vision, Vijay started a direct selling, and training company (QI Group), that has now become a multinational conglomerate.
QI Group is a Kuala Lumpur-based multilevel marketing company with subsidiaries operating in over 20countries, with regional offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.
It has diversified its operations in sectors like telecommunications, direct sales, lifestyle, luxury and leisure, education, and property development among others. Under the leadership of Vijay Eswaran, the company has attained annual revenue of $750 million.
After the Success
Vijay appreciates the need to inspire others, and for this reason, he is an author, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He has written helpful management insights in books like the ‘Sphere of Silence’, and ‘On the Wings of Thought’.
Additionally, he lectures and offers motivational talks across the world in universities, and plays influential roles in shaping discussions in leadership forums, like the World Economic Forum.
Moreover, Vijay Eswaran inspires the community through his child mentoring projects, women empowerment and philanthropic establishments like the RHYTHM Foundation, under the QI Group, that was listed in Forbes Heroes of Philanthropy and Lifetime in Asia.