Vijay Eswaran was born in the late 1960s, in Penang village of Malaysia. He later proceeded to London for his higher education and in 1984 graduated from the School of economics in the country with a degree in social economics. After completing school, Vijay continued with his stay in Europe where he engaged in odd jobs to make ends meet.
It was during this time that he got introduced to the binary marketing strategies that prompted his move to get a professional course in the same from CIMA that he later spiced with an MBA from Southern Illinois College in 1986. While still studying, Vijay was involved in multi-level marketing that formed his entrepreneurial foundation. Eswaran had an opportunity to work with top-notch companies including IBM and Synaptic in very demanding positions around the globe before his return to Asia in the 90s where he turned to full-time entrepreneurship.
In 1998, Vijay led a team of similarly minded individuals to form what today has developed to be a renowned multi-business, the QI Group. The 19-year-old conglomerate has ventures in corporate investments, travel, luxury products, telecommunication, media sectors, and training. It enjoys a presence in over 30 nations through its subsidiary businesses with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
Vijay’s is a renowned motivational speaker with acumen in a variety of subjects that range from business, lifestyle, and spirituality. He has lectured in some of the leading universities forums such as Common Wealth business forum and World Economic Forum events on matters pertaining leadership and management.
Eswaran is a prominent philanthropist who pioneered the launch of RYTHM, a social arm of the QI group that has philanthropic interests around the world. In honor of his late Father, he started the Vijayaratman Foundation that together with local NGOs have worked on several projects that include women empowerment, mentoring of children, and youth development around Malaysia.
These moves of goodwill made Vijay’s name to feature on the Forbes list of philanthropist in Asia for the year 2011. He was also conferred by the GOPIO with the international leader in global business strategies. Vijay is a renowned writer who penned a high selling book on life management, The sphere of Silence, among three others.