One of the leading MLM companies in the world, QI Group, is co-founded and headed by Vijay Eswaran, who serves as the Executive Chairman of the company currently. The company does an annual business of close to $750 million, and that figure continues to rise consistently every year since the time of its inception.
Forbes Asia named Vijay Eswaran as the 25th richest person in Asia in 2012. Vijay Eswaran hails from a simple background, and his family used to stay in Malaysia, even though they originally had Indian roots.
Due to the regular transfer of his father across Malaysia, due to his job with the Malaysia Ministry of Labor, Vijay Eswaran spent most of his childhood studying in different schools across Malaysia.
When he grew up, he developed interested in economics, which is why he went to London and took admission in London School of Economics to study Socio-Economics. He also holds Masters in Business Administration degree from the Southern Ilinois University.
During this period, Vijay Eswaran got introduced to the binary marketing system that intrigued him deeply. It is for this reason only he also pursued a diploma course from CIMA and acquired professional certification. After completing his MBA in the United States, he joined an MLM company named Synaptics but left it soon after to return to Malaysia.
After coming back home, an MLM firm called Cosway Group gave the contract to Vijay Eswaran to handle company’s affair and management in the Philippines that Vijay gladly accepted.
After acquiring sufficient amount of experience in the MLM business, Vijay Eswaran started his firm that is known as QI Group today. QI Group is a Hong Kong-based company but has regional branches through its subsidiary companies across South East Asia.
Vijay Eswaran is also a noted speaker and author and has spoken at important events and occasions, such as on World Economic Forum and the annually held event in the United States by Indian, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Vijay Eswaran is also the founder of two well-established philanthropic foundations, namely Rhythm Foundation and Vijayratnam Foundation. One of the recent books written by Vijay is Two Minutes from the Abyss.