Vijay Eswaran is a leading Asian businessman, philanthropist, author, and speaker on business forums. He is the founder and the current Executive Chairman of the QI Group. Mr. Eswaran acquired a socio-economic degree from London School of Economics in 1984. After graduating, Mr. Eswaran remained in Europe and held several odd jobs such as cab driver, working in the construction sites, and picking grapes in France. In his stay in the United Kingdom, Vijay Eswaran developed interests in binary system marketing which marked the beginning of his career in business. He received professional training from CIMA in the United Kingdom. After that, Vijay Eswaran pursued his Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University.
During his masters’ studies, Vijay Eswaran worked part time in the multilevel marketing sector at Synaptics. He later moved to Malaysia where he helped the Cosway Group in establishing their multilevel marketing business in the Philippines. Mr. Eswaran has worked with various leading companies such as IBM. In 1998, he returned to Asia where he founded the QI Group of Companies.
QI Group is a parent company to several other businesses in 30 different countries. The e-commerce based company has subsidiaries in various industries such as education, luxury, and collectibles, retail, training and conferencing, real estate and property development, as well as telecommunications. The Hong Kong-based company has other regional offices in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. The company registered annual revenue of $750 million in 2014 financial year.
Vijay Eswaran is a renowned motivational speaker in the universities, workshops, business, and leadership forums on the topics related to spirituality and business. He has been a speaker in international business forums such as the Commonwealth Business Forum and the World Economic Forum. He also shares his knowledge in business in his books which include “Two Minutes From The Abyss,” “As I See It,” and the “18 Stepping Stones.” Other books that he has authored include “On The Wings Of Thought,” In The Thinking Zone,” and “In the Sphere of Silence.” Vijay Eswaran also supports different causes in special education, children mentorship, as well as women and youth empowerment.