Vijay Eswaran is the Executive Chairman of a multimillion-dollar e-commerce enterprise, QI Group. He is viewed as a successful and visionary entrepreneur who has achieved a lot in his career journey. He was born in Penang, Malaysia but studied in the UK. He was able to graduate from the London School of Economics with a degree in Socio-economics. He later received his Chartered Institute of Management Accountants certificate while still in the UK. He knew very well that he needed a strong educational background to enable him to become successful. These certificates were not enough, and this is why he joined Southern Illinois University in America where he received his MBA. While he was still studying, he decided to work and this when he was introduced to MLM (Multi-Level Marketing).He later returned to his home country, Malaysia and he got the opportunity of expounding COSWAY’s which was an MLM firm.
He knew very well the importance of having working experience as it would play a large part if he decided to open a company or if he held a leadership position. With this in mind, he worked in various high-profile jobs gaining the required experience and learning new things. In 1998, Vijay felt it was time to start his own business, and he partnered with Joseph Bismark to start QI Group. It was difficult for him to launch the enterprise as he had limited connections & capital and at that time there Asia was experiencing major economic crises but still pushed on. The business was mostly diversified into telecommunications, travel and leisure, training and education, technology, retail and corporate investments.
Gradually, the business was able to launch regional offices in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Later, the business expounded in more than thirty countries with the help of its affiliate companies. The firm succeeded to the point of making nearly seven hundred million dollars annual revenues. What has helped the company achieve this much is the fact that Mr. Eswaran has not been selfish when it comes to sharing what he learned from his vast experience with others. Through this, Vijay and the QI team they have worked together to bring about the success of the company.