Dr. Vijay Eswaran was born in Penang on 7th October 1960. He was born to Vijayaratnam Saravanamuthu working with the Malaysian Labor Ministry and Pushpavathy Chinnaiah, who was a teacher. Currently, he is the chair of the QI Group. He graduated with a socio-economic degree from London School of Economics.
Vijay Eswaran early life
Vijay Eswaran had the opportunity of traveling to many parts of the world during his childhood. He attended London School of Business and graduated with a degree in socio-economy in 1984. He resided in Europe for over a year where he did a variety of odd jobs. He operated a cab in London and also worked at a construction site in Belgium. While in the UK, he was introduced to a binary system marketing that prompted him to obtain an MBA and CIMA in 1986. During this time, he was engaged in Multilevel Marketing (MLM) while working with Synaptics.
- QI Group
He returned to Asia, and he founded a multilevel marketing company that grew to become the today’s QI Group. QI Group is an e-commerce based conglomerate with businesses in corporate investments, training, wellness, telecommunications, media, travel, and luxury products. The QI Group has offices in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. It has subsidiary companies in over ten countries.
- Author and speaker
Dr. Eswaran is a highly respected speaker and lectures on topics ranging from business to spirituality. He has spoken at business as well as management forums around the world, for instance, the World Economic Forum and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India. He wrote the book In the Sphere of Silence in 2005 where he explained his personal life management and his habit of starting the day with an hour of silence. He has also spoken at business and leadership forums and leading universities.
Dr. Eswaran is a prominent philanthropist, and he has established the RYTHM Foundation. The Foundation is an arm of the QI Group that is engaged in philanthropic activities. He has also established the RF’s chapter in Malaysia. It works with local Non-governmental organizations and other charitable institutions that work on projects like special education, child mentoring, youth development and women empowerment.
He was named in Forbes Asia’s annual list of philanthropic heroes in 2011. He was awarded at the 3rd world Chinese Economic Forum.
Apart from his philanthropic character and a renowned motivational speaker, he has also written three books in addition to ‘In the Sphere of Silence‘. The books include On the Wings of Thought, In the Thinking zone and 18 Stepping Stones.