Vijay Eswaran is a 59 year old founder and business leader. He was born in Penang, Malaysia into a working class family. His mother was a teacher, and Vijay’s father was the founder of the Malaysian Hindu Youth Organization. Vijay left the country to move to the U.K. to pursue his education at the London School of Economics. He graduated in 1984 with a degree in socioeconomics.
While living in London, Vijay Eswaran worked his way through school. He was able to make enough money to pay his own expenses by driving a cab. After Vijay completed school, he spent the following year travelling across Europe where he continued to work at a variety of jobs. His experience included a one month stay at a Franciscan monastery.
He moved back to the U.K. where he attended the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Vijay Eswaran left for the United States in 1986, and he enrolled at Southern Illinois University. He later graduated with an MBA. His full-time job after his graduation was at Systematics while he also worked at a part-time job. Vijay was introduced to multi-level marketing and direct selling at the latter. He returned to his home country nearly 13 years after leaving his home.
Vijay co-founded the Qi Group of Companies in 1998. The organization is now a highly successful multi-national, multi-level marketing company. Qi Group is an e-commerce platform for a large selection of products and services in numerous sectors. The company markets and sells media, travel services, health and wellness products, luxury consumer goods, telecommunications, and more. Vijay Eswaran led the organization and its subsidiaries into a multi-billion dollar company that spans across more than 10 countries.
Qi Group of Companies operates offices in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore. The headquarters are in Hong Kong. In addition to his role as executive chairman of the organization, Vijay Eswaran is also a published author, an international business speaker, a philanthropist, and a family man.