Vijay Eswaran: From Co-Founding QI Group To Authoring Business Books

Vijay Eswaran is the founder of several direct selling and asset management companies through QI Group, a multilevel marketing firm he and Joseph Bismarck founded nearly 20 years ago. Eswaran’s plan in starting these companies was to give aspiring entrepreneurs across Asia and the world a chance to go into business for themselves, and through QNet all products are sold solely by these independent sales representatives on Facebook. QI Group has also helped small to midsized businesses get financed through their QI Asset Management company, and they even have a training program in multilevel marketing called The V available through Quest International University Perak. Eswaran has made a lot of money through QI Group, but he’s familiar with doing a lot of manual labor too.

Vijay Eswaran was born in Malaysia and has run most of his business operations there, though he’s also launched them in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines and reached across the globe. He got his bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics, but spent time doing manual labor before going to grad school. Those odd jobs included picking grapes, working in construction zones and even driving a cab. But after saving up money, Vijay Eswaran was able to get into binary marketing through CIMA certification, and eventually completed his MBA at Southern Illinois University.

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Vijay Eswaran first entered multilevel marketing when he decided to help the Cosway Group launch its Philippines subsidiary, and he soon found it to be attractive as a full time profession. In 1998, he officially co-founded QI Group Ltd. and in the coming years helped found RYTHM Foundation. RYTHM has sponsored global initiatives across the Asian community through food drives and gifts to impoverished communities, helping establish schools and libraries, and caring for children with special needs. Eswaran is also a member of the World Economic Forum at philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/ where he has given lectures and discussed various issues, and he attended the Global Indian Business Meet in 2012 where he was given the New Global Indian award for business and philanthropy work. He’s been mentioned in Forbe’s Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy list in 2011, and is also the author of several books including his bestseller, In The Sphere Of Silence.