Vijay Eswaran is a man with vision. Vijay Eswaran also has a very strong work ethic. He has used that combination to lift himself out of near poverty to become one of the richest people in Malaysia. For Vijay Eswaran, his journey from son of a civil servant to millionaire businessman began while studying socio-economics in the UK. There he did a series of odd jobs and became interested in multi-level marketing. Vijay Eswaran studied with the UK company Ciba and earned his professional certification. Next he worked with the MLM company Synaptics in the United States. When he returned to Malaysia in 1984 he jumped at the opportunity to start a branch of the Cosway Group, a MLM company, in the Philippines.
With his combination of vision and hard work he has built the company, now called the QI Group, into a multi-million dollar e-commerce based network marketing company that sells media, telecommunications, travel, corporate investments, training, wellness, and luxury products through millions of independent sales representative throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has a presence in almost a dozen countries and has regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
It also owns a number of subsidiaries.
All of this is because of the vision of Vijay Eswaran and the hard work he and his million man team has put in the make the company’s products well-known and in demand throughout Asia and Africa. Today a very rich man who has won numerous awards for business, Vijay Eswaran now shares his wisdom through lectures, business presentations, and books. He is also very generous with his money. Through his two philanthropic organizations, the RHTYM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation, he has given so much that Forbes Asia named him one of the Heroes of Philanthropy in Southeast Asia in 2011 and he was given the New Global award in 2012.
Vijay Eswaran’s life serves reminder us that no matter our birthplace or how humble our beginnings, if we are willing to dream and work towards making that dream a reality anything is possible. Vijay Eswaran worked hard at school, did dirty and dangerous jobs, but never lost the vision of the company he wanted to create once he saw the possibilities network marketing offered. Today that company helps to feed millions of families throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Vijay Eswaran has made his dream a reality.