Malaysian entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist Vijay Eswaran is the founder of the QI Group of Companies, and also serves as the company’s Executive Chairman. The QI Group of Companies is a multinational fusion corporation with a diverse sect of interests and services which include education, retail and hospitality, direct sales, and even real estate that is spread over 30 countries.
Vijay Eswaran worked as a taxi driver to make money to pay for his schooling at universities in London and Illinois (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), where he earned his Masters in Management in 1986. But then in 1998 he created and brought to life a direct sales network which continued to grow until it became one of the leaders in the market in South-East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Over the last two decades, his direct sales network has expanded from the empowering training that over one million entrepreneurs received, building the bridge to make themselves the worlds most prominent and toughest rising markets.
Vijay Eswaran has always had a passion for mentoring fellow entrepreneurs, and this passion and dedication led to the establishment of the Vijayaratnam and RYTHM (Raise Yourself To Help Mankind)Foundations, both of which work within communities of disadvantaged citizens in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He also founded the Quest International University Perak in Malaysia, and serves as its Chairman. He is known for his role at the university as a speaker and established author on the topics of spirituality, leadership, and mindfulness.
Vijay Eswaran is also an accomplished author with his first published literary project, In the Sphere of Silence, becoming an international bestseller.
Vijay Eswaran lives in both Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur with his wife of 28 years, Umayal. His nephew and five nieces also live with the Eswarans.