Vijay Eswaran is a business leader who has helped change people’s lives through innovation and philanthropy, and he’s lived a life guided by spiritual principles. Eswaran even wrote several books on spiritualism including In The Sphere Of Silence which takes the readers into exercises such as moments to listen and meditate to things around you.
Eswaran wrote this book back in 2005, but he’s been quoted as saying the book is needed as much as ever in today’s world as mobile technology is growing. Other books on the subject of spiritualism and doing good to others include In The Thinking Zone, 18 Stepping Stones and On The Wings Of Thought.
Vijay Eswaran is from Malaysia though he has also lived in India and has been involved in many business affairs there. He traveled around Asia a lot as a child because his father Vijayratnam worked for the Malaysian Ministry of Labor. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
His college education consisted of studying socioeconomics and receiving a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and later receiving a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University. He was a part-time consultant for Synaptics while he began looking into direct selling and multilevel marketing. In 1998 he entered the profession full time when he went to Hong Kong to start QI Group along with Joseph Bismarck.
QI Group Ltd. consists of several direct selling subsidiaries including QNet which sells jewelry, water purifiers, home improvement tools and cosmetics through ecommerce and independent associates.
QI Lifestyle sells vacation packages through an itinerary hosted by QI Group, and QI Asset Management owns vacation properties and offers credit and financing services to customers. QI University Perak is a college Eswaran and his colleagues founded in partnership with the Malaysian government and Ipoh city.
Eswaran has contributed to multiple non-profit organizations through QI Group’s charity branches at RYTHM Foundation and Vijayratnam Foundation. His generosity has been noted by Forbes Asia who placed him in the high ranks of 2011’s Heroes of Philanthropy edition. Eswaran is also the honorary recipient of the Global Indian Meet’s NGI award and the Global Business Strategies award at GOPIO.